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Charleston Tea Plantation

Address: 6617 Maybank Highway, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
Phone Number: 843 559 0383
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
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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Brooklyn, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

See and tour the ONLY tea production in the US. The green trolley and commentary by the driver was fun and informative. The factory tour interesting. The tea gift shop has tea "things" of interest to everyone plus a free Tea Bar.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We got there right when they opened one morning and took the tour around the grounds. Bought alot of tea to bring home as gifts. All around this is well worth the visit if you are in the area, Don't miss it!

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Davisville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We saw a brochure for the plantation in our hotel and decided to take a short trip (17miles) south. What a pleasant surprise ! My wife is the tea drinker in the family but I enjoyed learning about how the plantation is the only commercial tea plantation in North America. Take the tour and browse the gift shop and enjoy... More 

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My husband happened to pick up a brochure for the Tea Plantation while we were looking at things to do during our visit to Charleston. I am very much a tea drinker so thought it would be fun. I am so glad we decided to take the drive from Charleston to Wadmalaw Island and visit the Plantation. We took the... More 

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Wadmalaw Island is easy to get to from Charleston, Kiawah or Seabrook areas. Only 45 minutes from Kiawah and a pleasant little drive. The Bigelow Tea family owns this working tea plantation - the only one in America. Hourly shuttles take you on a tour of the fields if you so choose, but the video assisted self guided tour along... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is a bit of a drive (and a lovely drive among the Spanish Moss live oaks), but it is worth visiting the facility to understand how tea is grown and processed for use. The "tour" of the factory involves three short video productions within the glass enclosed factory. While that tour is free, the trolly tour that costs $10... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

A literal adult lifetime has been devoted to development, nurturing and successful operation of Americas ONLY tea plantation. I've been a tea drinker most of my adult years but until today didn't have a full appreciation for the depth of work entailed. We took the tour bus out through the acres with a very interesting and informative guide. Well worth... More 

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Benson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very friendly employees. I really enjoyed the Plantation. Only complaint I have is that I spent too much in the store. Love the hand cream!!

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a great time and learned more about tea than you can imagine. They have a great selection of local tea for sale at a reasonable price.

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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

What a great spot in the quiet of Wadmalaw Island. It's a short drive from Charleston but worlds apart. The plantation itself is quite small and easily taken in. The video-led tour of the processing area is very well done. We didn't take the trolley tour but on a nice day that would be enjoyable for everyone, especially families. Delightful... 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 appreciate you taking the time to write your review and we're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Thanks again, Jane Knight, Business Manager More 

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