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Fabrica de Cha Porto Formoso

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Porto Formoso, Sao Miguel, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We're not tea drinkers, but when we heard that this is the only place in all of Europe that produces tea, we had to visit. Glad we did! We had an saw an informative film followed by a brief tour of the facility, and then...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelmakesUrich
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Nice place to see the Porto Formoso tea plantation and how they produce it. They offer a short visit inside with a short video, enough to get an idea, in the end a free cup of tea. If you want to buy they sell tea...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 289marac
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Small tea plantation. Greeted when we entered the building and led on a short tour with ends with hot broken leaf tea. Less crowded and better experience. Great value for the tea for souvenirs as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank srhprk11
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We stopped there not really knowing what to expect. Someone came over right away and we were informed that if we could wait for a few minutes someone would come along and give us a tour of the plantation in English. While waiting we watched...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BywaterPlace
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

This tea plantation is a very nice place to discover how the tea making process works. Hosts are very friendly and the tour including a cup of their tea is free.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Niels d
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Very nice place to know a little bit about the tea production. You can also taste tea there, and some local products.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JRM1972
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We visited both the Gorreana factory and Porto Formoso, and found Porto Formoso to be a much better visit. Porto Formoso is smaller, more peaceful and tranquil, whereas Gorreana feels more industrial and not as well kept. The factory’s surroundings are very nice, and you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Åse T
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Cha Porto Formoso and Gorreana are the only European Tea plantations so as tea lovers we had to visit one of them. Because I read that this one is more quiet and with less tourists we decided to go to Cha Porto Formoso instead of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Evenstar29
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This was along our route so we decided to stop. We watched a short introduction film before beginning the brief tour. As a tea lover learning about its harvest and fabrication was interesting. We enjoyed a cup of tea before heading on our way.

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank michelleleo120
Reviewed 21 May 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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