This extremely rare European tea grows on the island of S. Miguel, in the Azores, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Production took off in 1874 under the supervision of two specially hired Chinese experts. The factory is the oldest in Europe still in operation and has been run by the same family for five generations now. It is well worth a visit, as it encapsulates the dedication and workmanship devoted to the product. With over 80 acres plantation, it produces over 30 tons of tea, using the Hysson method with steam. Gorreana tea comes in four varieties: Orange Pekoe, Pekoe, Broken Leaf and Green. All of them have the same intense aroma and are totally organic (and therefore free from pesticides) thanks to the island’s mild and humid climate.