Portuguese Pastry Post-Doc: Gorreana Tea

You can’t have a proper pastry time in Lisbon without coffee or tea. So for the Portuguese Pastry post-doc, what could be more appropriate than a Portuguese tea to accompany some sweet snacks? Gorreana tea, from the Azores, is not only the Portuguese-grown tea, it is the only commercially-produced tea grown in Europe. The plantation was founded on the Ilha de São Miguel in 1883. According to their Portugese wikipedia page, tea was brought to the island by Macanese technicians in the 1870s, after it was decided that the mild Azorean climate would be perfect for  tea production. Currently, Gorreana produces Green Tea, Orange Pekoe tea, Black tea and broken leaf tea.

Gorreana Tea Plantation

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