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Fabrica de Cha Porto Formoso

Estrada Regional 24, Porto Formoso, Sao Miguel 9625-413, Portugal
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The only tea production in Europe

Its a must go place. Despite Gorreana tea factory be in the same area (aprox.800m), te Porto... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
josuealves
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Lisbon, Portugal
Tea with a view

Great views over the tea plantation towards the ocean. 3 varieties: Orange Pekoe, Pekoe and Broken... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2018
Peter D
,
Belgium
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Estrada Regional 24, Porto Formoso, Sao Miguel 9625-413, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a must go place. Despite Gorreana tea factory be in the same area (aprox.800m), te Porto Formoso tea factory aloow a more personal experience. It doesnt have too many people visiting the place (unlike Gorreana) and you will have a free guided tour, with...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Great views over the tea plantation towards the ocean. 3 varieties: Orange Pekoe, Pekoe and Broken Leaf. A video and a small museum. A good stop for 45 minutes on this lovely island.

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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

The place is on a nice hill and have quite a few things to see: short video, machines etc but the tour guide was a bit lazy and explained everything in less than 5min. At the end you are given nice cup of tea, but...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017

We looked for--and passed--the Formosa Tea plantation, before turning around and trying again. The White building looks like a small private mansion or hotel, right on the seaward side of the road. There is a small, hanging tea pot sign. And a parking lot, once...More

1  Thank FriendlyVisitor
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

This factory is smaller than Chá Gorreana but more charming. I like the house and alley of the trees. The visit and tasting is free. You can have a cup of tea inside or on a lovely terrace overlooking the plantation with amazing view. The...More

1  Thank duhoz
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

We arrived with our own tour guide who toured us through the factory. It was interesting to see the process of taking tea from the earth to the tea cup. There was even a little store so that we could bring back some tea to...More

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Reviewed September 29, 2017

Liked this tea factory more than the bigger one, since the location was even better, it is smaller and not so crowded, the tea i found more tasty and you could have real fun with the staff. Enjoy a nice cup of tea on their...More

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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Tea factory with free parking facilities. Can walk around between the machines an d girls packing the tea. Nice to see, but not so much explanation there (maybe there are guided tours?). Free tasting of 2 types of tea. Possible to eat and drink something...More

Thank Noor B
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

This is the most beautiful spot! It was so nice to be able to enjoy a cup of tea at Fabrica de Cha - wish I could do it on a daily basis. The grounds are beautiful. The combination of the sea, tea and hydrangeas...More

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Reviewed July 30, 2017

Worth the trip to walk the gardens and take in the views. People here are nice. The video and tour of tea making is quick and informative. You will learn that the island has the only commercial tea plantations in Europe. Then enjoy tea in...More

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