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Fabrica de Cha Porto Formoso

Address: Estrada Regional, n0 24, Porto Formoso, Sao Miguel 9625-413, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 296 442 342
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Type: Factory Tours, Food & Drink
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Type: Factory Tours, Food & Drink
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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192 reviews 192 reviews
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224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Everything in Sao Miguel can easily be rated #1. Beautiful island and a slice of paradise. We stayed in Porto Fomoso and loved it. This is right off the main road and a must see. A mile down the road, you will see fresh spring water just pouring 24X7. waiting for folks to fill up their bottles for fresh mountain... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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91 attraction reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a small tea plantation which is family run and has lots of ambiance. If you have time for only one of the two plantations to visit, this one is my pick by far. We visited without a group or guide. We walked the path to the main building enjoying the beautiful view of the slopes which go to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Beautiful little tea plantation. First visit we watched a video and had a cup of free tea. Second visit we bought a pot for 2 and sat on the balcony as we wanted to enjoy the surroundings . I would have given this 5 stars but for the fact that we were the only people around and they obviously didn't... More 

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Bruce Peninsula, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We stopped at Cha Porto Formosa on a cool day. The entrance is very unassuming, and we drove by it at first not knowing what it was, but then decided to stop on our way back. We were the only visitors there, and we were welcomed at the door, told to watch a short video on the history of tea,and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

A small plantation with wonderful views towards the Atlantic. They give free 10-minute long tours, culminating in a cup of tea. The tea itself laves a lot to be desired if you are used to strong Indian or Ceylon tea, but the trip is worth it for the views and the quaint grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Pros: Free parking Free entrance Friendly staff Premises clean Well-maintained and beautifully sculptured gardens Outdoor and indoor seating available Toilets Reasonably priced tea and biscuits Exhibits and video about tea production Spectacular views over tea plantation, surrounding area and northern coastline Cons: None I could think of.

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Since it is directly on the main road, do not hesitate to drop off at Cha Porto Formoso. They will show you an interesting video about tea production in Azores and you will be invited to a cup of tea. You can take nice pictures of the tea fields arround this nice old property.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

We were on a NCL cruise, and Cha Porto Formoso Tea Plantation was one of the excursions available. It was wonderful! The drive up to where the tea is grown is just beautiful, and we were able to sample the different teas, along with some delightful cookies, all complimentary. I purchased some of the Broken Leaf tea, and I wish... More 

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Costa Blanca
18 reviews 18 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

I think this is a much nicer tea plantation to visit than the larger and better-known Gorreana Tea Plantation where the tourist buses go. It‘s by the side of the main road along the north coast, between the exits for Porto Formoso & Maia. Look for the building with a large teapot hanging outside. There’s parking off the road. The... More 

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Dundas, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2009

The guide to the Tea plantation was very friendly. There was a short movie in English explaining the background. The lady at the plantation then showed us the machinery and how the process worked. We were then treated to some of their tea and they had some for sale at a very, very reasonable price. The grounds are extremely beautiful... More 

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