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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 - 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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Only Tea Plantation in North America

This was our first visit here and it was worthwhile. There is a trolley tour that takes you through the fields and explains the cultivating and harvesting process, and there is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit here and it was worthwhile. There is a trolley tour that takes you through the fields and explains the cultivating and harvesting process, and there is a short walking/video tour of the factory. In the gift shop they have iced and hot tea - complimentary and all you can drink. Very informative and glad we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Located on the beautiful Wadmalaw Island, this is a free must see. This spot serves as the only tea plantation in the country, you get complementary tea samples, tour, and a picturesque view. We loved the big front porch with rocking chairs overlooking the plantation and the large gift shop. Since this is a hike from downtown Charleston, you may... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Lots of samples available, both hot and cold, but nothing decaffeinated. The free tour of the plant was interesting to see how the tea is made. This is the only tea producer in the US and they have just gotten picked up by Whole Foods so will be national soon. We took the tour on the bus for $10 and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Did you know there is only one Tea plantation in the U.S. It is a little out of the way, but very well worth the time. Be sure and take the Trolley ride through the plantation. Very informational and fun. The parking is free and the inside tour is free. The only thing you pay for is the trolley ride... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Learned a lot about tea. Great samples, great folks who really seem to enjoy sharing their knowledge. This is a bit out of the way: Combine it with a trip to the beach at Kiawah or to the Angel Oak. Regarding the fee: if you just tour the factory, it's free. If you take the trolley tour (recommended) that's $10

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Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I drink a LOT of tea (iced tea; I'm from the south). And if you're like me, you would be surprised to learn that the ONLY tea farm in North America is in Charleston, SC. The plants at this farm have been producing for hundreds of years, and will continue to do so. I also learned that tea has no... More 

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Piedmont, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was not a planned visit to the tea plantation. We decided to go on a whim after visiting Angel Oak Park. We really enjoyed this place. Where else can you sip the most fabulous tea and browse the gift shop?? Free factory tour and $10 trolley tour. We passed on the trolley tour although I hear it's good. But... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There isn't a whole lot to see here (i didn't take the trolley ride). The gift shop is nice but the complimentary iced tea samples were amazing on a hot July day. The short factory tour is polished and informative. I never knew what green tea was exactly before my visit. I purchased a few gifts for family back home... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

As this is the only tea plantation in the USA it is worth a visit if you get the chance. We were lucky enough to meet Bob on the trolley tour and he really made the visit with his friendly chat and informative tour. Loved hearing about the Jolly Green Giant and Wally (the new addition to the pond). The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Free 15 min tours by video. Free samples. Pay if you want to take the trolley around the farm. A bit out of the way from Charleston, but worth the pit stop if you are doing Angel Tree also.

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Additional Information about Charleston Tea Plantation

Address: 6617 Maybank Highway, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
Phone Number: +1 843-559-0383
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Wadmalaw Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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