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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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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

The Tea Plantation is near the end of Wadmalaw Island and it's a beautiful drive through some quite pristine Lowcountry terrain. The plantation is large with a very nice gift shop, tea samples, and a great porch. The trolley tour is really very interesting and you'll learn about tea and the challenge of growing the plants. Combine a visit to... More

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Calif
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Most interesting, excellent gift shop, train ride through the grounds was informative. Would visit again.

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belmar NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The drive to the Tea Plantation is very long and boring. Entering the main building you are in the gift shop. They have all kinds of tea sets and everything pertaining to tea. They also sell boxes of their tea. The tour is a look at some of the machines they use to process the tea and they show a... More

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Tucker, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Being huge tea drinkers, we enjoyed our trip to the Plantation. The trolley tour provided great insight into the workings of the plantation.

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

It's relax time sipping tea samples and got into trolley see the planation. A little tip, if you are in Charleston SC neighborhood, go around, I started with Charleston Tea plantation, then go to Angle Oak Tree. After that, stop by Charleston for a meal and drive to Boone Hall Plantation. Then you will make quite a trip.

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Holly Springs,NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I love tea so we made a special effort to include the Charleston Tea Plantation on our vacation. The trolley tour was excellent although getting tickets was hard due to the large number of tour buses. I would recommend going early in the day and getting tickets when you arrive. The factory tour is informative and the... More

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Ottawa,Ontario
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

My party and I really enjoyed our time at the Charleston Tea Plantation. So refreshing to know that tea is grown commercially in the US and this is apparently the only place to see it! Tour of the factory is educational, especially if you really enjoy your tea. Excellent gift shop and you get to taste test the wonderful tea... More

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Marion
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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