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Charleston Tea Plantation

6617 Maybank Highway, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
843 559 0383
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Ottawa,Ontario
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We arrived at 950 am for the 10am opening only to see a tour trolley car already leaving filled with a bus tour group. In the welcoming centre we were greeted by a "hostess" who directed us to the plant tour explaining we could get trolley tickets after for the 10:30 trolley. This did not work out as after we... More

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Marion
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is the only Tea Plantation in the United States, and it was very interesting on how the Tea was harvested. the tour was very educational, and the tasting of the tea was also great. Nice gift shop and the staff was very friendly.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Very peaceful and educational time. I love tea-so I had to check this place out. The trolley tour was excellent. the factory tour okay. The free tea kept me happy. Very friendly staff-seemed to like working there. Plenty of picnic tables if you want to bring a lunch and enjoy your meal at this peaceful place. Nice to be away... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It is the only tea plantation in the US and well worth visiting. From Myrtle Beach, it is about a 3 hour drive. Very interesting and informative trolly tour of the grounds and video of how this tea is processed. Nice gift shop, free tea and friendly staff.

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Argyle, Texas
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We visited here on the way to Firefly Distillery. It was informative and I learned a lot more about tea than I ever imagined. Visiting the tea plantation along with the nearby winery and distillery is an excellent was to spend a few hours.

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Maryland
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A day trip to Wadmalaw Island is worth drive - and this is a must-do. There's a short video factory tour and free samplings of tea in their large gift shops. But to get the most out of your visit - pay for the trolley tour. Our guide was fabulous - it's a combination of the guide talking and a... More

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Ripon, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Very unique. The only fee ($10) was for the trolly tour and this tour was decent. The factory tour was free and hosted completely by videos. Free tea tasting but the purchasing of the packaged tea was pricey--foreign grown tea is cheaper because this plantation is the 'only game in town' (the only commercial tea plantation in North America). The... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This was a neat activity, the tour of the farm and the factory was very enlightening. Free complimentry tea is offered of different varieties. I thought the cost was a little high, but thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We visited in the peak of summer in Charleston as what can be more refreshing in the south than tea? I guess maybe I set my expectations too high because the main thing I was disappointed in was the house of the Tea Plantation. I was expecting something more. The tour, if you could call it that, was bad enough... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Being tea drinkers my wife and I felt obligated to see the only tea plantation in the USA. This time of year is probably not the best as the factory is quiet till May. The video tour was intersting but brief. It was fun sampling the different teas. We decided not to do the trolley as we just missed one... More

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