Azores vacation teas!
I got to tour the Cha Gorreana plant on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores and got to sample several of their teas.
It is different. The islands are volcanic in creation, so the tea plants are growing in MUCH different soil than what we would find in Asia, or anywhere else, really.
And you can tell in the tea. This is a basic, middle of the road black tea, but its flavor is different. It’s somehow tropical, if that makes sense. Not super tasty, but the taste that is there is exotic and intriguing.
The sample I had was in their tasting room, and we just in a large container of tea. I’m sure if brewed correctly for an individual taste, it would be even better!