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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
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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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For tea lovers

This is the only tea plantation in the US. They harvest and process the tea on the premises. They have a guided tour that takes you around the property in a trolley. There is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is the only tea plantation in the US. They harvest and process the tea on the premises. They have a guided tour that takes you around the property in a trolley. There is a fee for this tour. There is a self guided tour of the factory for free. There is also tea for sale in the shop. We... More 

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Seabrook Island, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are only in the Charleston area for a few days there are better places to go to. However if you love tea you need to visit here to learn how your brew is made. There is a free tour as well as a paid tour of the grounds. The free tour gives you a video overview of how... More 

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south carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been trying to make time to visit the Tea Plantation outside of Charleston for several years and we finally did it earlier this month. What a great place! It is a bit off the beaten path so be sure you check for directions before heading there. This time of year they were not real busy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

America's only tea plantation. Sample tea. Ride a trolley into the fields. Walk the narrated tour alongside the inside of the compact plant. Little gift shop. Free parking. It's also 10 minutes or so from Firefly Distillery. Nice family stop.

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being from Canada I love my cup of tea and so was determined to make it to the tea plantation even though it had been pouring with rain. I am so glad my husband persevered as this place is a bit off the beaten track. We were the only folks there in the late afternoon but the staff was very... More 

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Sumter, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great day visiting the Tea Plantation. Very interesting place. Enjoyed the trolley ride and the gift shop. Took the self guided factory tour also, but there was nothing going on since they weren't harvesting.

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Petersburg, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who knew tea could be grown in the U.S.? On our way back from Charleston we made this side trip. Glad we did. The staff were friendly and informative. Learned how tea plant grows and is processed to become tea. Very interesting.

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Holbrook, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only tea plantation in America. The drive out to the plantation is scenic. The plantation is well maintained and includes a short complimentary factory tour and a trolley tour of the grounds for a small fee. You may not be a tea expert at the end of the day but you will appreciate what it takes to manage such a... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the only tea plantation in US, upon entrance you go to the gift shop where you can help yourself with a variety of high quality iced and hot tea, for FREE! I loved it because I could try different types of teas and it was very refreshing in the middle of our way from Savannah to Charleston. Also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an interesting tour. Only place for tea in the USA. Owned by Bigelow Tea, the plant and tea plantation tour is interesting. Taste the teas for free and buy some delicious tea bags on the property. Great rainy day visit.

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