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Gorreana Tea Plantation

Are you a tea lover like me? You live in Europe and you want to know how tea is produced. I have some good news for you. You don’t need to go to Sri Lanka or India to discover that. There’s a much cheaper option. On the island of São Miguel in the Azores you will find the only tea plantations in Europe. And the surroundings are magical!

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We visited the Gorreana plantation, which was founded in 1883. This small factory offers an intriguing (and free) insight into the tea-making process, as well as the chance to enjoy a fragrant brew.

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The factory produces both black and green tea, which is made from the leaves of a plant called the Camellia sinensis. However it is how the tea leaf is processed that creates the difference.

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And there’s tea for everyone!!!

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