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Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana (Gorreana Tea Plantation)

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Address: Maia, Sao Miguel 9625, Portugal
Phone Number: 296 442 349
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Original Vintage Machinery

This tea estate is family owned since 1883 and the only tea plantation in Europe. Production here still uses the original machinery and much is done by hand too. We could sample... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona

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Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the bus from Ponto Del Gado and made our way to this Tea Plantation. If you are expecting a tour, you will be disappointed. If you are happy with just looking around without a lot of guidance or interpretation, then this is the place for you. This is still a working facility, but you are welcome to look... More 

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Middlesprite, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tea plantation Gorreana is a must if you visit Sao Miguel and rent a car. The drive is easy from the southern part of the island. Once you see the blue Atlantic on the northside, you aren't far. There are signs as you get near and the plantation has tea growing on either side of the road. There are... More 

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Wageningen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the factory during a guided tour and the guide did provide some info about the machines and the process involved in the tea production. But there was not much input from the people at the plantation themselves. At least you get to try a cup of tea from the Azores at the end.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This tea estate is family owned since 1883 and the only tea plantation in Europe. Production here still uses the original machinery and much is done by hand too. We could sample it in the tearoom overlooking rolling hills of tea plants and cliffs down to the sea. Green and black tea come from the same leaves, only the processing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

This place is very interesting, self-guided tour with a seating area showing a looping video of tea making. The workers invite you into their working space to show you their process. Very friendly and full of old yet working equipment. Unlimited (free) tea samples in an open sitting area. No entrance fee and tea here is almost half price compared... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We stopped here on for about 30 minutes during our Amazing Tour. The history of the plantation is fascinating, the old machinery interesting, and the organic tea they grow is outstanding. We bought several bags to take home.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We made a quick stop at the Gorreana Tea Planatation/Factory. The history video was insightful and the fact that they are still using machinery from the 19th Century was fascinating. I loved seeing the local employees sorting through the tea leaves manually and the tea bagging machine. At the end, free tea, which was delicious. The product is excellant.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is a treasure... like walking back in time looking at the building and fields. Free tea tasting of the different teas that are grown and processed there. Nice shop that featured a variety of Azoren products for sale including the tea. We bought tea and brought it home. Excellent taste and bouquet. Makes a great gift for tea drinkers...... More 

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Bath, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We were told to stop and see the tea plantations while we were in the Azores. Cha Gorreana is very easy to get to. You can tour the plantation and the factory. They still use traditional equipment to process the tea. Most of the work is still done by hand. You can sample their tea before you go to the... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Tea top. If you like tea and it's a rainy day, it's the perfect spot to go! Don't miss! In the end you can try the house teas. perfect

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