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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Great tour! Tasty tea!

My husband and I visited the tea plantation on a whim after finding the brochure in our hotel. We really enjoyed this tour!!! With a cup of cinnamon spice tea in our hands, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Cary, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited the tea plantation on a whim after finding the brochure in our hotel. We really enjoyed this tour!!! With a cup of cinnamon spice tea in our hands, we took a free video tour of how the tea is made and a tram ride ($10 per person) through the tea fields. The tour guide was... More 

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West Yellowstone, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

One of a kind. Excellent farm and factory tour of an operating tea plantation the only on in North America! Very nice store as well. Quite enlightening - not to mention tasty samples.

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Hoschton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting short factory tour (no fee) and great tram tour (fee) of the grounds with friendly and knowledgeable driver. Was surprised how the plantation is run with so few employees. Large gift shop with samples of several teas you can drink hot or cold. Very friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I've been drinking tea for years, so I was very excited at the prospect of visiting the Charleston Tea Plantation. As you drive up, you get a nice view of the plantation, where we were able to see the Green Giant harvesting some of the tea leaves. I walked into the shop feeling like a child in a candy store.... More 

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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the tour and the scenery...Got to see how tea plants grew and how tea was produced. Beautiful Gift shop. Very friendly staff. A free sampling of both hot and cold tea...I recommend the visit

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I made an inquiry over the phone and I was told they were dog friendly. Was not the case however. I purchased my $10 ticket in the shop while my dachshund was in my arms. The cashier explained the factory tour and trolley tour to me, clearly seeing my dog. I choose the trolley tour first because it was departing... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Learned about growing and processing tea. Only tea grown in the U.S. Free tastes of both hot and cold teas. Nice shop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This was a very interesting tour learning how tea is made....plus all the tea you can drink inside the store. Take the time to go check it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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