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... 更多
We were positively surprised by this place. Nice old factory, good movie to explain how the tea leaves grow etc. and free tea tasting!
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... 更多
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... 更多
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.
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... 更多
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.
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... 更多
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... 更多
You pass a lot of tea rows on the way there. The plantation has been in operation for over 100 years. You see the old equipment retired and in operation and a couple of more recent machines in operation. If I remember correctly, It's one of two tea plantations not in the Orient. You are able to sample a couple... 更多