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

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Coffee, Pastry Post-Poc, Tea

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s