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Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana (Gorreana Tea Plantation)

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Address: Maia, Sao Miguel 9625, Portugal
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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 November 9, 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who would have thought that they make great tea on the Azores, do visit Cha Gorreana, it is free and the make sure you try the tea! You will see the tea plantation from the outside, and you will walk through how they harvest and make the tea

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a tea drinker so I guess I couldn't fully appreciate the process. We were offered a couple of samples of the tea but no one in our group purchased anything. They offer liqueurs and jams and a few other island gifts but expensive! Our Azorian tea towels were purchased for 2€ elsewhere and the tea factory had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide brought us to this place, wonderful scenery and great photo-op of the tea plantation. Inside (it's free) there is a display of many original and often still used machinery, very interesting to see! There is a little giftshop at the end where also a video is shown of the history of the tea plantation, and you can... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Stop in for complimentary cup of tea and unguided tour. WC good. Store also has gelato beer tea etc.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 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 November 10, 2016

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 November 9, 2016

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 November 5, 2016

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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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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