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Wikipedia: Portugal | Official Government Website: www.portugal.gov.pt 
Updated: Mar. 19, 2014 

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Table of contents:
About Portugal | Tea-Producing Regions of Portugal | Styles of Tea Produced in Portugal | Best (Top-Rated) Teas | Examples of Portugal

About Portugal

Fields of agriculture with a house on the leftA tea plantation in Porto Formoso, Azores, Portugal. Photo by Froth82, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.
Portugal is a country located at the southwesternmost part of Europe, bordering Spain.

Portugal includes the Azores, a series of small islands in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. The Azores grow tea, and, as they are technically part of Europe, they house the oldest commercial tea growing operation in Europe.

Mainland Portugal

The mainland of Portugal produces a number of herbs used in herbal teas, including Eucalyptus, which is primarily grown for timber but also used as an herb. Mainland Portugal has a mostly Mediterranean climate, with wet winters and dry summers. The precipitation increases as one moves northward, ranging from semiarid in the south to much wetter in the north.

The northern coast of Portugal is so wet that it is borderline with an Oceanic climate. This region would probably be suitable for growing tea, but tea is not currently grown commercially here.

Tea-Producing Regions of Portugal

Styles of Tea Produced in Portugal

This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Portugal.

Best Teas

The notion of the "best" teas is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas produced in Portugal, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Broken Leaf Tea

Brand:Gorreana Tea
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Orange Pekoe

Brand:Gorreana Tea
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings

Top-Rated Teas

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