A tea plantation is where SuRie filmed her Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Postcard
The tea plantation in Açores island of São Miguel is the only one in Europe. It’s that rare! The seeds from the original Azorean tea bushes are thought to have been brought to the island from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the early 19th century.
HOW TO GET THERE?
Nowadays, Sao Miguel has only one tea plantation. It’s located in Maia, near Ribeira Grande. It’s a 20 minute trip by car (23km) from Ponta Delgada, the capital of Sao Miguel.
WHAT TO DO?
You can visit the plantation, the factory and tea room. During the week you can be among the workers and see the old machinery still working and still looking very good.
WHAT NOT TO MISS?
Take your time and go to Maia, where you can also visit the natural pools, the Fonte Velha, and three belvederes: Miradouro do Frade, Miradouro da Eirinha and Miradouro da Fonte do