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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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Augusta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The $10 trolley tour is worth the 30 minute drive from Charleston for avid tea drinkers. It is surprisingly interesting to learn how tea is grown and processed. The free factory tour is actually an unmanned show on several TV screens with a brief description of the processing while looking through a window at some of the necessary machines (not... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed learning about the operations of the only american tea plantation. The trolley driver was very informative about the whole process from beginning to end. The factory was not operating the day we visited. The gift shop had a lot of hot and cold tea samples to try which was fun tasting them all. The store has lots... More

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New York, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Decided last minute to head to Angel Oak and the Charleston Tea plantation on advice from friends who lived in the area. What a treat!! Took the tea tour and then sampled some delicious sweetened and unsweetened tea. Such a great factual but also super interesting tour! Would recommend to anyone (even if you are not tea lovers).

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The place itself is nice, not overwhelming, but the people really seem to care about what they are doing. Unfortunately the trip to the plantation and back is quite long. I love tea but I do not know if I would do the trip if I wouldn't.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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162 reviews 162 reviews
52 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We visited the tea plantation a couple years ago. I loved it. I am a huge tea drinker and it was neat to see tea actually growing and how it is harvested. Only tea plantation in North America. Lots of free tea samples. Some of the best tea I've had. Didn't do the paid tour, but there is a nice... More

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Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Having visited Charleston several times, I wanted to experience something besides the old plantation homes. The Charleston Tea Plantation filled the bill nicely. The shady, moss-draped road invites one to slow down a bit & (perhaps?) even open a window. Signage is good, parking is ample and the restrooms are right on the way to the gift shop/main building. The... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Visited with parents, this plantation is very handicap accessible. Mother loved this plantation, she is tea lover in family. Gift shop is very nice found lots of cute things and really enjoyed tasting the different brews of tea.Learned alot about the processing of tea. Enjoyed the trolley tour, was really warm day so be aware..you are outside. It was worth... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I am glad we made the drive to see the only tea plantation in the US. It was an amazing process to see and to taste the various flavors of tea. Make sure you take the trolley tour of the plantation. Amazing!

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Avon by the Sea, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There's only one tea plantation in the US. Very informative, lovely staff. Not for young children. Make sure you have the directions on paper..navigation systems get lost. Don't use Lexus destination assist.

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Geronimo, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a wonderful place. Learned so much about the growing and processing of tea. It's even more amazing realizing it's the only tea plantation in the united states. You get to sample all the tea and ice tea you want while you are there. They have a nice covered porch with rocking chairs to sit and relax while you wait... More

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