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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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Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 am
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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What a lovely place to visit. We enjoyed the factory tour and the trolley tour. Both were very educational. The tea samples were amazing. I'm definitely looking for American Tea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Staunton, VA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

What a lovely place to visit. We enjoyed the factory tour and the trolley tour. Both were very educational. The tea samples were amazing. I'm definitely looking for American Tea Company here at home so I can support such a great American establishment!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed visiting this plantation and listening to how it came to be. The trolley ride was fun and educational as was the factory tour. The price is very worth the visit and not to mention the good tasting tea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Loved the trolley ride; learned a lot about how tea is made and processed and the land is beautiful. Lots of samples inside and things to buy at the gift store. $10 for the trolley not bad at all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Best place to visit with family or friends. Trolley ride and factory tour around plantation for $10. Sample tea in the gift shop/ visitors center. You can buy tea there! Recommend the peach and the raspberry! I love the tea plantation!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I've known about this plantation for a while and finally decided to visit, well, we were definitely surprised. It's worth the trip to see the interesting tea making process and try the different kinds of tea. My 8 year old niece even enjoyed it!

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Oak Ridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

This was NOT what I expected it to be. It was AWESOME. It was so cool to see how the tea was processed and learn about each type of tea. The factory was cool, but nothing was running since we came in March and the first cutting was in April I think. The tea was good and the trolley ride... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Fascinating to learn how tea leaves are grown and harvested. Was fun to know how quickly they are packed from when they are harvested. Cute gift shop with all the tea you can drink onsite for free.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Tea Plantation is in a lovely location and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, it is worth visiting. The souvenir shop has very interesting gifts for tea lovers and a wide selection of specialty teas grown in the plantation. The tour of the facility and grounds is very informative.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This plantation was an easy 30 minute drive southwest of Charleston. There is a large retail store and free factory tours. The factory was not running when we were there, but we enjoyed a short video of the process. We bought a $10 trolley ride through the tea bush plantation and got to see the greenhouse, the green giant harvesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Visiting the Charleston Tea Plantation has three components: (1) the store; (2) the factory; and (3) the plantation trolley tour. The first two are free, and the third costs $10 per adult. We found that it was the combination of all three that made the visit worthwhile. At the store, one can taste a variety of hot and iced teas... More 

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