We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fabrica de Cha Porto Formoso

Estrada Regional 24, Porto Formoso, Sao Miguel 9625-413, Portugal
Save
Review Highlights
Nice but not great

The place is on a nice hill and have quite a few things to see: short video, machines etc but the... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Akvile K
via mobile
Beautiful views, more intimate than Gorreana

We looked for--and passed--the Formosa Tea plantation, before turning around and trying again. The... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
FriendlyVisitor
,
Washington, D.C.
Read all 209 reviews
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tea tasting” (6 reviews)
“tea fields” (6 reviews)
“short video” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
Estrada Regional 24, Porto Formoso, Sao Miguel 9625-413, Portugal

Similar Things to Do in Porto Formoso

Write a ReviewReviews (209)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"tea tasting"
in 6 reviews
"tea fields"
in 6 reviews
"short video"
in 4 reviews
"free cup of tea"
in 3 reviews
"free visit"
in 3 reviews
"make tea"
in 2 reviews
"tasting room"
in 3 reviews
"buy tea"
in 2 reviews
"great tea"
in 3 reviews
"sao miguel"
in 6 reviews
"tour guide"
in 2 reviews
"local biscuits"
in 2 reviews
"cha"
in 11 reviews
"teas"
in 7 reviews
"factory"
in 20 reviews
"plantation"
in 17 reviews
"fabrica"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The place is on a nice hill and have quite a few things to see: short video, machines etc but the tour guide was a bit lazy and explained everything in less than 5min. At the end you are given nice cup of tea, but...More

1  Thank Akvile K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We looked for--and passed--the Formosa Tea plantation, before turning around and trying again. The White building looks like a small private mansion or hotel, right on the seaward side of the road. There is a small, hanging tea pot sign. And a parking lot, once...More

Thank FriendlyVisitor
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This factory is smaller than Chá Gorreana but more charming. I like the house and alley of the trees. The visit and tasting is free. You can have a cup of tea inside or on a lovely terrace overlooking the plantation with amazing view. The...More

Thank duhoz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We arrived with our own tour guide who toured us through the factory. It was interesting to see the process of taking tea from the earth to the tea cup. There was even a little store so that we could bring back some tea to...More

Thank Paula L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Liked this tea factory more than the bigger one, since the location was even better, it is smaller and not so crowded, the tea i found more tasty and you could have real fun with the staff. Enjoy a nice cup of tea on their...More

Thank Sonstnichtsopingelig
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Tea factory with free parking facilities. Can walk around between the machines an d girls packing the tea. Nice to see, but not so much explanation there (maybe there are guided tours?). Free tasting of 2 types of tea. Possible to eat and drink something...More

Thank Noor B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is the most beautiful spot! It was so nice to be able to enjoy a cup of tea at Fabrica de Cha - wish I could do it on a daily basis. The grounds are beautiful. The combination of the sea, tea and hydrangeas...More

Thank djanderson921
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Worth the trip to walk the gardens and take in the views. People here are nice. The video and tour of tea making is quick and informative. You will learn that the island has the only commercial tea plantations in Europe. Then enjoy tea in...More

Thank liz and walter d
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This is worth a stop if you are thirsty for fresh made authentic iced tea. The scenery here is similar to the scenery all along this route, breathtaking. It's nice to stroll along the old fabricia da cha and have a cold glass of ice...More

Thank darbsllim
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Quick and easy tour in the factory, very interesting. The tea is very good, we are still enjoying it at home...

Thank just_travelling_99
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 41 hotels in Sao Miguel
Solar de Lalem
49 reviews
3.41 km away
Residencial Vista do Vale
72 reviews
10.72 km away
Terra Nostra Garden Hotel
990 reviews
10.77 km away
Hotel Marina
13 reviews
11.05 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cantinho do Cais
350 reviews
1.10 km away
Restaurante Mare Cheia
93 reviews
1.95 km away
Casa de Pasto O Amaral
89 reviews
1.05 km away
Bar-Restaurante Caldeiras
93 reviews
5.90 km away
Nearby Attractions
Maia Tourist Office
7 reviews
3.70 km away
Salto do Cabrito
304 reviews
6.59 km away
Lagoa do Congro
123 reviews
6.82 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Fabrica de Cha Porto Formoso staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit