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Charleston Tea Plantation

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Address: 6617 Maybank Highway, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
Phone Number: +1 843-559-0383
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Description: The Charleston Tea Plantation is the home of American Classic Tea, tea...
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. Complimentary tea is served to visitors throughout the day
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Unusual and unique experience!

Added a trip to the Charleston Tea Plantation and it was the highlight of my mother's trip! I never knew tea grew in North America and surprised that this is the only tea... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We did not like this attraction at all. The plantation is a metal buttler building. There is a 10min. tour to show how the tea is made and then you can pay a fee to ride a bus through the plantation to look at the tea bushes. Just wasn't what we expected.

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Added a trip to the Charleston Tea Plantation and it was the highlight of my mother's trip! I never knew tea grew in North America and surprised that this is the only tea plantation in North America! Such a great learning experience to see how tea is processed. The tour isn't long and the plantation is relaxing. Hot and Iced... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The highlight is the shuttle ride around the grounds. The driver provides an interesting tale of the nation's only tea plantation. There is a shop that sells lots of tea and tea items (of course). It's a nice palce to visit if you have a break in your day and you are out this way. It's not a highlight but... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

A great drive out of Charleston to see a rural area undeveloped. Short but free video "tour of factory. But does give clear info on how to get from picked leaves to actual tea used to ale drinks The trolley tour shows the fields and the propagation process. Plenty of free samples of brewed tea.

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Rutherfordton NC, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the farm tour ($10), had free tea to drink while waiting; and great gift shop for souvenirs. Yes, it's worth the trip; about 30 minutes SW of Charleston. Stop and see the Angel Oak on your way too! Bathrooms could be modernized, but hey, it's a farm, ya know? Beautiful setting and the only agricultural tour that... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I like everything about this place! Very peaceful! There's a free tour about the tea - history of plantation/planting/harvesting/processing. The tour is DVD guided and very informative. Do this before the trolley tour. There is a $10.00 fee to take a trolley ride tour through the plantation. The guide/driver gave well detailed information and you also receive information from a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

CTP was not advertised in local guides. I learned about them from the many brochures I saw. It's well worth the stop, it was a highlight! The $10 admission, gets you a tour of the plantation where you learn about tea planting and harvesting, and all the tea you can drink. You can also stop by the gift store and... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We were expecting a little more from the Plantation. There is a gift shop that offers free unlimited samples of the Charleston Tea brands: about 4 or so iced flavors and 4 or 5 hot ones. We picked up a Raspberry tea and I was glad because I noticed two other locations that carried the brand and had marked the... More 

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Stamford, CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The plantation provides a narrated tour of the grounds in a trolley. Tickets are about $10. The plant processing tour is free - it offers video/TV narration and explanation of the machinery. Plenty of free tea samples, friendly helpful staff, picnic area under live oaks.

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santa cruz, ca
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

We went on a rainy day in March. The factory is working from late April to November. Even though we didn't want to take the trolley tour in the rain and we only did the factory tour (with the factory not operating), it was worth the trip out from Charleston. It's an easy 35-40 minute drive out to the plantation.... More 

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