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

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