Chá Gorreana's teas which are recognized internationally as a "rare unique set of fine teas" is Europe's oldest tea producing company. Family owned & operated since 1883, when Ermelinda Gago Da Camara opened the factory selling the first production of teas grown under the Gorreana name here in the beautiful Azores islands.
Gorreana's teas have many unique flavors and aroma's which is one of the reasons why they have remained a staple in European pantries for over a century. Grown in the lush emerald green hills of our eco-friendly plantation; without the use of herbicides, pesticides or fungicides you can rest assured that only the finest tea leaves makes its way to your cup each and every time!
In 2010, after over 40 years of service D.Bertha Meireles-Hintze matriarch of the Gorreana tea estate was honored in Sao Miguel with the "Medal of Merit" for her business tenacity, and role in keeping the prestigious tea company a Portuguese family owned company, while celebrating over 125 years of Gorreana mastering the art of tea production as a model of example in Europe.
Visited by tens of thousands of visitors annually, Gorreana's boutique factory, gift shop/tea room and extensive walking trail located in the county of Ribiera Grande is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of fresh picked tea while admiring the original 'Marshalls' machinery that dates back to the 1840's. The scent of fresh tea and exotic flowers alongside sweeping ocean views is a paradise just as rare as the tea from our unique Azorean region.
Current owners Hermano Mota and wife Margarida Hintze-Mota take pride in knowing that the same method of production has been in use at Gorreana since it's founding in 1883. So enjoy a cup of Gorreana's single estate teas today and taste why European pantries have been blessed with Gorreana's gourmet eco-friendly grown teas for over a century!
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