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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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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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Took some relatives, as I had been there before. First stop after an hour long trip was the bathrooms. The smell was horrible, the toilets dirty, cobwebs in the corners, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Took some relatives, as I had been there before. First stop after an hour long trip was the bathrooms. The smell was horrible, the toilets dirty, cobwebs in the corners, and they basically needed a good scrubbing. After that, a paint job would spruce the place up a bit. I was apologetic, saying they had a lot of rain and... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Reasonable price, great guide and gift shop staff! Enjoyed the trolley tour and also the video tour of the tea processing plant. definitely suggest this in Charleston, one of the best tours and the tea is good!

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Savannah, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was a very informative tour. They have a tour bus that can take you around the tea fields for a closer look but we didn't do that. The tour itself was interesting and informative, I just wish they were actually processing the tea when we went. In the showroom they have free samples the different types of teas and... More 

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We arrived on a warm Tuesday. We were great warmly by the store staff. After a short video and factory tour, we boarded the trolley. It is while on the trolley ride that we truly learned how complex the tea growing process is. We loved our guide and now appreciate our "Sweet Tea" on a new levels!!!

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Rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

So who would guess that a visit to North America's only Tea Plantation would be so captivating? It's an excellent little sidetrip. The gift shop and processing tour are very nice. All the tea you can drink (and it is well worth sampling the different varieties). We were in luck, as they were processing tea so the processing plant tour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It was very interesting learning about the tea bushes, how they harvest it and the whole process it goes through to end up in a tea bag. Since they harvest the tea leaves in the spring we weren't able to see the tea going through the different processing stages, but we did see the equipment used. One nice thing is... More 

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Huntington, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We spent some time here while on John's Island and Wadmalaw Island on our trip to Charleston. The tea plantation tour was really interesting. There is a nice gift shop with a tea bar with free hot and cold tea, There is a free video tour of the factory. We paid $8 extra (with AAA discount) for the trolley tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

So glad we found this gem of a tour. It is so well done and informative. The Trolley ride around the farm is very educational and the stop at the Greenhouse is a nice addition. The scenery is magnificent and the Wedding Oak is beautiful! The gift shop is a must so that you can take home the only tea... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I love tea, but I never knew as much as I learned about it on this trip! This is the only tea plantation in the United States. They have a free video tour, but you should pay and take the trolley tour. The shop has cute gifts and lots of free samples.

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Hurley, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Low key tour. Free iced tea samples. Nice gift shop. Always a nice stop when I'm visiting my son in Charleston.

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