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Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana (Gorreana Tea Plantation)

Address: Maia, Sao Miguel 9625, Portugal
Phone Number: 296 442 349
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Ranked #5 of 13 Landmarks in Sao Miguel
Type: Farms, Factory tours, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Interesting place to visit - although out-of-season. Not many visitors - not much activity to sea but very friendly guides and a free tasting of tea grown in Europe. Fascination to see the tea fields over the mountings.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

was interesting to see how everything was processed using very old ways. beautiful fields of tea crops

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I learned a lot about tea, and was amazed at how much hand work goes into the Gorreana Tea. Their motorized machine for cutting the tea looked more backbreaking than picking by hand. A grade school nephew was backing boxes and women were hand picking out stems from their piles of tea leaves on a table. Even though the tea... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I visited Cha Gorreana and the Pineapple Plantation during my last day at Sao Miguel and had a wonderful time. They have a short film providing the history of Cha Gorreana and the processes involved in tea production which were very interesting. TIP: I purchased a ton of tea from the shop to bring back as souvenirs, but later found... More 

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

While traveling around the island of Sao Miguel, this is a definite stop for the afternoon. The teas is delicious and the back story so interesting. Make sure to wear your walking shoes and take the hike through the fields of tea plants with the sparkling blue ocean as your backdrop. Follow the yellow and red signs that the government... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Easily found just east of Porto Formosa (directly on the main road). Nice, low key, simple yet interesting to first see a short movie then the old machines. Much closer than going to Sri Lanka.

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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Unfortunately there was not a lot going on the day we arrived. The place seemed pretty deserted. We were advised to watch the film first which explains the history and the process which was a good idea. Go through a door to your left when you arrive to view it. We then wandered around the factory where you can see... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Wow pretty neat, a working 19th century tea plantation and factory. They have a trail tat goes through the plantation that you can hike or walk with free teas served i the factory and a real cool gift shop with all local products and of course their famous teas. They have a cool video in the lobby that shows the... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We went to Gorreana on a rainy morning without a tour or guide. It was hard to know if they were open. We were told to watch a 5-minute film (English), then walk through the area where the older processing machines were, and then come to the 'shop' for a free tea. That was the last guidance we got. It... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We did a tour of the Gorreana Tea Plantation as part of a shore excursion with Amazing Tours. They showed us the equipment that is used to process the tea as well as explained to us the difference in the processing between black tea and green tea. The difference between pekoe and orange pekoe tea was also covered. We then... More 

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