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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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Chino Valley, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We were not going to go here as I thought it would be a waste of time. I was wrong. There is a lot to see. The factory tours is quick but very informative. You have to take the trolley tour for $10 per person. You will learn so much that it is well worth the price.

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Dyer, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The tour was informative. Really enjoyed the free samples. The cold peach tea was my favorite. Amazing that Bigelow Tea is the only tea grown in America. The employees were very friendly. Very wise to have free samples of hot and cold tea and all in our party kept buying more because we liked everyone we sampled.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Not our first time in Charleston , but our first visit here. Such a gorgeous drive to this place from James Island or Folly Beach. It's bathe only tea made in America. You walk into the gift shop and can taste varieties of hot and cold tea. What a treat! My favorite was the cold peach tea. All of them... More

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Oakland Park, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

During our recent visit to Charleston we visited The CTP. My wife,who is disabled,read their brochure and one of the features were that they were ADA compliant. We arrived at the plantation and visited the gift shop and toured the factory, we both enjoy tea and this tour was very informative. When it came time to board the trolley,to our... More

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stopped in at the plantation and had a nice visit. They serve free teas and have a free 15 minute video tour of the inner workings of processing tea which is very interesting. Souvenir prices are reasonable. We did not go on the $10 per person trolley tour of the plantation itself but still enjoyed our visit. When I... More

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clackamas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were so impressed by the only tea plantation in the United States. I was not going to take the tour bus, but changed my mind and am so thankful for that. I would never have known just what it takes to make this operation so successful. The tour is not to be missed. Just pour yourself a cup of... More

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Excellent narative trolley tour of the plantation and its operation at a small fee. Tour of the factory and free samples.

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Salt Lake City
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26 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is the only tea plantation in the US. The free "factory tour" is just a 15 minute video, shown in a hallway with large windows into the factory itself. It was interesting, but nothing was actually running while we were there, so not as interesting as it likely is when they are processing tea leaves. The plantation trolly ride... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Go check it out and try out the 6 different teas. Also, tour the factory and take the little trail out back and see the Green Giant...the only machine like it in the world!

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Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the 15 minute factory tour and the bus tour. When you're in the area, like we were, it's worth the time. We both learned a lot about tea. The plantation store offers some nice gifts and tea packages.

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