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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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Springfield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is the only tea plantation in the USA - so this is the only place where you can see how tea is growing and produced. Trolley tour shows you tea fields, and factory tour shows you preparation of the tea leaves, Factory tour is free, You can try hot and cold teas in the store.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I wasn't sure the tea plantation would be worth the drive from Charleston, but it was. Also, the drive is really pretty. The free factory tour is short, but informative. We didn't do the paid tour because we didn't feel it would add $10 worth of experience for us. If you are a tea fan, plan to save some space... More

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

On a recent trip to South Carolina, I was lucky enough to be able to take a tour of the Charleston Tea Plantation. This was such a great place to visit! There was a tour of the factory, a trolley tour of the fields and an awesome gift shop with free samples of a variety of different teas both hot... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Although I have lived in SC my entire life and been to Charleston many times I had no idea this was here! The tour is very reasonably priced and very educational. This would be a great place for a field trip! The trolley tour lasts about 40 minutes. Just one warning, it is very bumpy at times!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A lovely time was had by all. The grounds are beautiful and we enjoyed the store. We bought lots of tea. The factory tour was very interesting. We had perfect weather for the trolley tour of the grounds and tea fields. Did you know that white, green, oolong and black tea all come from the same plant? I sure didn't.... More

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UAE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It amazes me how Tea is grown here and how it is processed. I can't remember how many tens of thousands tea trees are planted here but I do remember him saying he can fit 4977 tea tree's per acre. It's a nice drive and a pleasant stop south of Charleston if you have any interest in seeing a working... More

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went inside the main building to view all the teas and viewed the 15 minute presentation of tea processing. Also took the bus tour of the tea plantation. This is the only tea plantation in the United States. Quite interesting to say the least. Worth the ever minute.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I am a tea person and It's a nice experience for me to know more about my favorite drink. The tour is educational and but since you are in the middle of plantation with big trees and plants and fresh air, you can't help but sleep. :-)

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a lovely time, sampling teas and touring the grounds. John led a very informative trolley tour. Don't miss the photo opp with Waddy! Well-worth the visit.

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Charleston Tea Plantation was a very good experience. We did the factory tour and rode a trolley around the tea plantation. They had samples of their teas and they were excellent. Their shop was great.

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