Our tea

Since 1883 that Gorreana produces exclusively black and green tea. All tea derives from a plant called “Camellia Sinensis” that is a small tree of the Theaceae family. Our tea is totally free from chemicals as herbicides, fungicides, pesticides and conservatives due to the fact that the natural tea plagues do not survive on the islands climate reason why in Gorreana we do not feel the need to utilize any chemicals.

In the countries where there is the rain season there are mosquitoes as well as the tea fly that sting or bite the plants terminal bud and the leaf ends up not developing itself. For this reason the tea plantations that exist in these countries have no other option but to use insecticides. On the other hand, in the countries where there is the dry season there is the problem of the red spider that also as to be fought with insecticides and sometimes even with fungicides due to the development of fungus that attack the tea plant.

As the island of São Miguel as neither the rain or the dry season thus natural tea plagues do not exist here and that allow us not to use any chemicals whatsoever on our plantations. This is one of the major strengths of our tea, i.e, a 100% biological tea since the soil of our plantations is exclusively fertilized with vegetable manure.

Within the black tea category we produce and sell the varieties of Moinha, Broken Leaf, Pekoe, Orange Pekoe, Orange Pekoe Ponta Branca and Oolong.

Within the green tea category we produce and sell the varieties of Hysson, Encosta de Bruma and pearl.

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