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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
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... more » 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 « less
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This is a fun day trip when seeking a diversion a bit different than the beaches and the historic tours in Charleston. It is also a fun “staycation” field trip for locals. The 10 minute video tour is very informative but the $10 bus tour is a great value. The history of tea as we know it is very interesting... More

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Brooklyn, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The tour ran about 30 minutes. Steve, our trolley driver and tour guide was very knowledgeable about both the plantation and tea in general. As it ended up, we had a private tour and were able to talk to the guide and ask many questions. He was very personable. The store was quaint and had a little tea bar where... More

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Manchester, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My family went to the tea plantation and found it extremely interesting. It is a very unique tour that was surprisingly interesting.

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Rogers, AR
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My son wanted to tour this tea plantation, so as a morning off from the beach we visited this tea farm. The visitor center is nice with samples of several ice and hot teas. I'm not a tea lover, but I did like the peach and raspberry ice teas. They also have a gift shop here where you can buy... More

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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

a bit of a drive into the country, a very informative tour in the factory and out on the farm, we learned a lot about tea and this is the only tea farm in America, a nice half day excursion to the country

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Statesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very informative on tea growing. The trolley tour was interesting and enlightening. The tour of the factory was very interesting. Their gift shop had a great variety of teas and related items.. You were able to taste a variety of hot and ice teas and have as much as you wished. Besides teas you were able to purchase numerous different... More

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Meridian, Idaho
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a unique experience, as it is the only Tea Plantation in the United States, and memorable because it has high quality tea, is informative, and due to their methods is operated with minimal staff. In the expanded gift shop you buy tickets for the trolley. This is a "must". You learn about the tea plantation history, about the... More

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a little known and only tea plantation in the United States . You get to see the process from planting to very unique harvesting and processing. The trolley ride , with it's own history is a pleasant experience through this well kept property. Our tour included a side trip to the 400 year old "Angel Oak", a worth... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was looking for something different to see around Charleston, and this fit the bill. The plantation and the facility are very pretty and not like anyplace else you'll see. This is the only tea plantation on the continent. The folks here are very personable and informative. We opted for the trolley tour of the plantation grounds and , while... More

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Lillington, North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a wonderful place. You can learn so much about the process of making tea! Also, the trolley tour was fantastic. Our guide was a very sweet man, full of knowledge on the subject and was very nice to the kid's questions. Super facility. Would gladly come again.

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