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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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Holland, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Charleston Tea Plantation was the highlight of our entire vacation! I love tea, so I knew I`d love the plantation, but it exceeded our expectations! Tip: Take time to sit on the rocking chairs or benches under the trees. Sip your tea, feel the warm breeze, and relax :-)

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We visited the tea plantation after visiting the Angel oak, the two are only about 20 minutes apart on the same road, Maybank Highway. We took the factory tour and the tea plantation tour and enjoyed it very much. The driver/guide was very informative and knew his stuff. The gift shop offers all the iced and hot tea you want... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Trolley tour around the plantation, tour of the processing plant, free hot and iced tea, and a great gift shop. Learned things about tea that I didn't know. Tea was delicious, and it's always good to know where your food & drink comes from. Staff was friendly and funny.

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Centerport, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Second time here and just as good as 1st. Of course we always fill up on tea. My 12 yr old twins drank the whole container of First flush tea alone! I think the workers were impressed or maybe just annoyed the had to make more? Everyone is very pleasant at the plantation. There is a short self guided tour... More

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USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 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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