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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Interesting Tea Plantation

This was well worth the short drive to this attraction. Its nice to know that Tea is grown, harvested and made in the US.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was well worth the short drive to this attraction. Its nice to know that Tea is grown, harvested and made in the US.

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We spent 6 days in the Charleston area and the most pleasant surprise of the trip was Charleston Tea Plantation. Is off the beaten path, but completely worth the time and cost of the visit. The factory tour is complimentary and the $10 fee for the trolley tour of the grounds is totally worth it. I had no idea how... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The story behind this tea farm is very interesting and it is interesting to see the fields. The tour inside is very short but again very interesting. The price to ride the carriage bus may be high.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A fascinating attraction--the only tea plantation in the US. Be sure to take the tour through the plantation, where you will learn about the history of the plantation and the teas they raise. Don't miss the self-guided factory tour, either. Worth the trip.

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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is the only tea plantation in the US. It is a very interesting tour through the tea fields and the factory.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Took some relatives, as I had been there before. First stop after an hour long trip was the bathrooms. The smell was horrible, the toilets dirty, cobwebs in the corners, and they basically needed a good scrubbing. After that, a paint job would spruce the place up a bit. I was apologetic, saying they had a lot of rain and... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Reasonable price, great guide and gift shop staff! Enjoyed the trolley tour and also the video tour of the tea processing plant. definitely suggest this in Charleston, one of the best tours and the tea is good!

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Savannah, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was a very informative tour. They have a tour bus that can take you around the tea fields for a closer look but we didn't do that. The tour itself was interesting and informative, I just wish they were actually processing the tea when we went. In the showroom they have free samples the different types of teas and... More 

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We arrived on a warm Tuesday. We were great warmly by the store staff. After a short video and factory tour, we boarded the trolley. It is while on the trolley ride that we truly learned how complex the tea growing process is. We loved our guide and now appreciate our "Sweet Tea" on a new levels!!!

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Rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

So who would guess that a visit to North America's only Tea Plantation would be so captivating? It's an excellent little sidetrip. The gift shop and processing tour are very nice. All the tea you can drink (and it is well worth sampling the different varieties). We were in luck, as they were processing tea so the processing plant tour... More 

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