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Fabrica de Cha Porto Formoso

Porto Formoso, Portugal
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Ays Espiritu wrote a review Jun 2020
Bonn, Germany390 contributions140 helpful votes
This is the smaller tea factory and plantation on the island and it also offers a tour. Unfortunately the English tour has already started when we got there and the next one is in Portuguese so we were not able to take a tour of the plantation. We only get to see some items on display in the first room. They have a comfortable tea room behind the main building where you can have a tea and some snack. You can also buy tea leaves there. Their tea blends are really good. I bought them as souvenirs. I think they are not available elsewhere as I have not seen them in the stores. I suggest you order some tea and snack and consume it on their covered terrace outside as it is overlooking the plantation and Atlantic Ocean. Tea-rrific!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Diana Z wrote a review Jan 2020
8 contributions17 helpful votes
The views are absolutely beautiful. Great to take pictures and walk around the gardens. The place is amazing and of course the tea is delicious, but not the best option if you're interested on learning about the tea in general. But overall is a good experience, the staff is super nice and the very fair prices.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Ontario Bird Girl wrote a review Nov 2019
Carrying Place, Canada52 contributions64 helpful votes
Went for a short visit. Not a lot to see, but the information on tea harvesting was interesting. They give you a tasting of their broken leaf tea at the end of the visit and you can buy bags of the 3 different varieties they grow.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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globetrottingYankee wrote a review Oct 2019
630 contributions229 helpful votes
It looks more like tourist spot than a working factory. There’s no sign of workers either in the field or those that might be packing tea. The “plantation” looked significantly smaller than Gorreana. The tea sample of their special blend was good but nothing remarkable.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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magistros wrote a review Oct 2019
Glyfada, Greece1391 contributions273 helpful votes
Nice part of a day tour, interesting to see the only tea plantations in Europe. They offer free tea at the relaxing shopping area. Tea at veranda is charged.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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