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World's only tea plantation facing the ocean.
World's lowest elevation tea plantation.
World's only non-asian subtropical tea plantation.

Sao Miguel Island - north coast: A tea plantation unlike any other in the world....

At elevation of 150 m above sea level, we are as high and just 3 km west from the only tea plantation in the world almost at sea level.
Which happens to be also the only tea plantation in the subtropics which is not located in Asia.
Which happens to be also the only tea plantation in the world facing the ocean.

No wonder, the Sao Miguel north coast (Ribeira Grande) has a unique climate in the world: for the same elevation, average relative humidity is 15 pct higher than in the south coast, only 10 km to the south (Vila Franca do Campo).
And temperatures are also extremely mild:
- lowest temperature recorded since 1970: 3°C (south coast at same elevation: 5°C);
- highest temperature recorded since 1970: 29°C (south coast at same elevation: 30.5°C).

Dyerco, romanaa, xuaxo oznaczył to zdjęcie jeko użyteczne

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