According to the History books, the Portuguese Queen Catherine of Braganza introduced tea to the English, in 1660.
It took just a few years for the British to go from finding this "flavored water" a strange custom, to making it the defining icon of their culture.
The Companhia Portugueza do Chá is a store with more than 100 varieties of tea, favoring the tea plant leaf without any added preservatives. There are teas from China, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, and the Azores. The Portuguese Gorreana tea, is grown in the island of São Miguel, and is the only tea produced in Europe.
In addition to tea, there are teapots and porcelain for sale.