Porto Formoso Tea Factory [São Miguel, Açores]
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lusitana Paixão
N 37° 48.930 W 025° 25.450
26S E 638704 N 4186514
Quick Description: The Porto Formoso Tea Factory is located on the north coast of São Miguel Island, Azores. It is one of only two factories of its kind in Europe, processing the leaves of Camellia Sinensis for tea production.
Location: Arquipélago dos Açores, Portugal
Date Posted: 12/19/2013 1:45:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMJQNW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
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Long Description:
St. Miguel Island has, along its northern coast, the only two tea plantations in Europe for industrial purposes. The Porto Formoso Tea Factory was founded by Frederico Alexandre Borges Pacheco in the 1920s, producing tea not only for the domestic market but also for export. The Porto Formoso Tea Factory produces tea, but also invests in preserving the memories and traditions of tea's manufacture in the Azorean islands. It has a museum space and provides guided tours at any time of day, within hours of operation. Visitors are invited to taste the teas in beautiful typical Azorean kitchen, or on the terrace with a magnificent view of the tea plantations and the village of Porto Formoso. Every year, during the spring, Porto Formoso Factory recreates the picking of tea with the old-fashioned costumes.
Product manufactured here: Azorean Tea

Estrada Regional nº 24
Porto Formoso, São Miguel, Açores Portugal

Web Page: [Web Link]

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