10 Amazing Facts about Portugal

Portugal is the oldest nation-state in Europe! Portugal has maintained its original borders since 1139, making it the oldest country in Europe. To put that in a bit of perspective, Lisbon has been around four centuries longer than Rome.Portugal's western European coastline with cliffs that dive in the Atlantic ocean is home to some of … Continue reading 10 Amazing Facts about Portugal

Europe’s Only Green Tea Grown on the Azores Islands

One of the unique things about the Azores islands is that they are the only region in the entire Euro-zone to grow tea commercially and have been doing so since the 19th century. The island of Sao Miguel is very special and unique for its ability to be able to produce tea which normally only … Continue reading Europe’s Only Green Tea Grown on the Azores Islands

Portuguese Coffee & Tea Grown on the Azores Islands

One interesting fact I discovered is that the Azores islands are one of the only 2 locations in Europe to grow coffee and the only commercial producer of tea as well in all of Europe. I decided to explore deeper into how and why these small islands; which are located in the North Atlantic ocean, … Continue reading Portuguese Coffee & Tea Grown on the Azores Islands

8 Bucket List Things to do on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

Go for a Hike! The island is filled with close to 100 marked trails throughout the island that give you the opportunity to choose a trail according to your strength. The trails can vary from flat forest paths, to uphill coastal paths and everything in between. This is your time to explore these ancient islands … Continue reading 8 Bucket List Things to do on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

Cha Gorreana: Europe’s Tea from the Azores

Tea Fields at Cha Gorreana Estate - Sao Miguel - Azores - Portugal In 1750 the initial trials of tea occurred on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores; off the coast of Portugal. Producing very little tea (10 kg of Black and 8 kg of Green Tea). In 1801 the Governor-General of the … Continue reading Cha Gorreana: Europe’s Tea from the Azores