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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
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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Love the drive out there, the slow easy simplicity of the place, educational and want to go back lb when it's in full production

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Love the drive out there, the slow easy simplicity of the place, educational and want to go back lb when it's in full production

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The factory tour along with the field tour at this site provide an educational experience where you can learn about tea from propogation to finished product (we never knew that tea grew on bushes). The thrust of this venue, however, seems to be promoting the sale of tea and associated products in the store area. Nonetheless, an interesting place to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I knew nothing about tea except I like mine cold and sweet. We took the informational trolley tour. It was well worth our time and then went on the factory tour. I can not believe how much difference there is in a glass of bright, freshly packaged tea. This stop is a must for children over 8. What an education.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I love tea and the free samples were a real plus. The trolley tour was fun and informative. I had no idea how tea was grown. The factory tour was an added plus. Well run operation and was well worth the drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I wish I could rate this higher than "excellent." So disclosure: I am obsessed with tea. So this rating may be a bit biased. The tea plantation is fun for all though and will convert any non-believer into a tea lover. The Trolley Tour... ...is a must. It takes you along the plantation and shares really interesting facts about the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We are a family of tea lovers so we decided to check out the ONLY tea plantation in America. We arrived and took the short free tour of how tea is made then purchased the tickets for the trolley ride. While waiting for the trolley to depart we enjoyed the free tea samples. Our guide for the trolley tour was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Factory and trolley tours were fascinating! Definitely recommend doing the trolley tour. It was worth the $10. Tour guide, John Kennedy, was informative and willing to answer questions. Visit on a weekday if possible. We were there on a Sunday, so they were not harvesting or processing. Make the trip out to the tea plantation if you're visiting Charleston, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Drove out to the Tea Plantation. It is out of the way but the drive was pretty and peaceful. The tour is a must. Takes about 30 min but is very educational. It is an old Trolley so no A/C or padded seats but that adds to the experience. You will see plants from the beginning stages to producing plants.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Though it's a drive from Charleston this little hidden gem was a great morning excursion! Our tour guide was exceptional! And who doesn't love all the tea you can drink?! The factory tour was a little blah but pay the $10 for the trolley tour, we loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My wife loves tea, I like supporting US industry before spending money on imported goods. We visited the Tea Plantation today and we had a good time learning about the only large scale tea production facility in the US. We did the walk through tour narrated by video and then sampled several of the free tastings. We figured out that... More 

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