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Address: Maia, Sao Miguel 9625, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 296 442 349
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Great opportunity to learn all about tea

We were positively surprised by this place. Nice old factory, good movie to explain how the tea leaves grow etc. and free tea tasting!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tea plantation is the oldest of the only two plantations still in existence on the island of São Miguel. The free self-guided visit includes an interesting short video, a tour of a various rooms with pieces of equipment which functions were explained in the video and a free cup of Gorreana tea. There is also a café and a... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The oldest tea in Europe is produced on the island of S. Miguel in the Azores. The Gorreana Tea Factory has been running (without stopping) since 1883 and has gone through five generations. Gorreana Tea is much appreciated for being an ecological product, free of pesticides, herbicides and fungicide. In the vicinity of the factory, we can see long lines... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were positively surprised by this place. Nice old factory, good movie to explain how the tea leaves grow etc. and free tea tasting!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I were driving around the island and stopped here for a look. There was no entrance fee and we could wander around as we liked and try some of the teas. We could watch women picking out unwanted bits by hand. There was also a shop and café with reasonable prices and the windows overlooked the tea... More 

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Suffolk, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This was part of an organised tour and the views getting to and at the plantation are amazing. The plantation itself is quite small but you can see the whole process of the tea being made and there is tasting at the end of the tour. There is also a cafe and small shop where you can buy items and... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Wonderful experience actually seeing tea plantations outside China and India. Although it's not very big it does give you an idea of how tea is actually grown. There's a small shop where you can try the tea that's grown on the estate. Plus drinks, coffee and cakes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

I stopped here on my way back to Ponta Delgada after a day of exploring the island. It was interesting to see the old machinery, and they even have free tasting in the last room. The prices for purchasing the tea are also really cheap. The most amazing thing for me though we're the views of the plantation and the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

It's a pity that we didn't really know what we were looking at or where we were allowed to go. Still, it's a lovely area and we enjoyed sitting in the cafe drinking tea and eating pineapple cake while surveying the tea plantation.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

An interesting visit where most of the machines were working while we walked around-no H & S here! Nearly all of them were very old having originated from England. You had a chance to try a couple of different teas and also buy some. Not a job for most was the lady who picked out all the stalks from the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

It was very interesting to see where the tea we had been drinking our whole trip was made. We took some nice pictures in the tea fields after eating some (very sweet!) pineapple cake. One note: If you are not from the island, stick to the main roads to the Tea plantation! There are some local roads but they are... More 

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