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It is on the north coast of the island of São Miguel, in the Azores archipelago, that there are the only tea plantations for production purposes in Europe.

For a long time tea was only used as an ornamental plant, but in the year 1878, and on the initiative of the Micaelense Agricultural Promotion Society, two Chinese came to São Miguel to teach the production transformation of tea.

The Porto Formoso Tea Factory, labored between the twenties and the eighties. In 2001 the present owners reopened the factory which was considered of interest for the Industrial Patrimony of the Region.