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Charleston Tea Plantation

6617 Maybank Highway, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
843 559 0383
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
Owner description: The Charleston Tea Plantation is the home of American Classic Tea, tea grown in America. It is...
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Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The Charleston Tea Plantation is the home of American Classic Tea, tea grown in America. It is located on picturesque Wadmalaw Island in the heart of South Carolina's Lowcountry. Its grounds include 127 acres of Camellia Sinensis tea plants, a working Tea Factory and a charming Plantation Gift Shoppe. Also available to guests is an adventurous and educational Trolley Tour that explores the scenic grounds that produce American Classic Tea

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

During a vacation to Sea Brook Island, we decided to add this to our "places to see". Well, worth the time here. The narrated tour was well narrated and very informative, as was the self guided factory tour. The gift shop has a good assortment of wares for sale. We had our under 10 granddaughters with us and they very... More 

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Bellaire, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

My daughter is a tea drinker so we decided to include the Charleston Tea Company to our itinerary. It was a beautiful drive from Charleston The trolley tour was very educational. The sampling of the tea in the gift shop was a nice treat and provided both hot and iced tea options. Best of all, their products are very good,... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We went here with our family, who does enjoy a cup of tea on a regular basis. We were pleasantly surprised about our visit as it was absolutely beautiful and a great learning experience. First, the drive out to the plantation was amazing. We came from Charleston through James Island. The trees grow over the road in many places, covered... More 

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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great place for a pleasant couple of hours. Free tour of the factory goes every 15 minutes. Extremely informative. But be sure to take the shuttle tour. About 45 minutes that takes you around the “back forty”. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. This is the only tea plantation in North America and is full of information (and free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

WE stopped here on the way to Charleston, though it was a little bit of a detour. It was really nice to learn the details about tea making and taste the multiple free samples. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the tea we bought for ourselves and family was delicious. It was definitely worth the stop. The grounds were... More 

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Vienna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Top. If you are in the area, don't miss it. Please do a tour. Learn about tea plants, harvesting and what’s the difference between black, green and white tea. Great souvenir shop.

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Janeknight, Public Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review of the Charleston Tea Plantation! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and learned alot about how tea is made. Please come back again soon! Jane Knight, Business Manager More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

my husband and I did the 15 min factory tour and learned a great deal about tea making. Too bad production had stopped three weeks earlier bc we would have liked to see it in action. Bought tea there and was cheaper than stores in town. Great sampling however I would have liked to see the mint offered.

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Janeknight, Public Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review of the charleston Tea Plantation! I'm sorry you just missed our harvest season, but hope you will be able to return again and see the whole process. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks, Jane Knight, Business Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We did the 12 min. free tour, but that didn't do it justice. So we paid for the trolly tour, and found out everything you would want to know about growing tea. The bus driver was very nice. They do a good job of taking you around the farm and explaining everything you are seeing. The gift shop is large... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was well worth the 25 minute drive from downtown Charleston. The $10 tour (optional) was well worth it to learn about tea cultivation, particularly if you did the inside self-guided presentation before. The sampling of their teas (4 hot and 5 iced) was a perfect way to wrap up the hour spent here.

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Janeknight, Public Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review of the Charleston Tea Plantation. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with us! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review of us. Thanks again, Jane Knight, Business Manager More 

Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here over Thanksgiving weekend and it was well worth the time. We took the trolley tour, which gave a nice history of the grounds. The tour guide also discussed how the tea plant grows, and one of the stops is the greenhouse. The gift shop has a wide variety of hot and cold tea samples available, as well... More 

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Janeknight, Public Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review of the Charleston Tea Plantation! We are glad you enjoyed your visit! Maybe you can visit again when we are in our harvest season and see us harvesting and processing tea. Thanks again! Jane Knight, Business Manager More 

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