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Charleston Tea Plantation

Address: 6617 Maybank Highway, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
Phone Number: 843 559 0383
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Charleston Tea Plantation is the home of American Classic Tea, tea grown in America. It is...
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Type: Farms, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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

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Tallahassee, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited the plantation during MLK weekend and had a lovely time. When we first arrived, some of the staff greeted us by the front door and provided an overview of the plantation and the sights to see. This was a nice touch, because sometimes you can feel lost when visiting a new attraction. The trolley tour... More 

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judyb_ATL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you like to see how things work, this is a good tour. Easy for all ages, great use of innovative thought with the "green giant" and thoughtful use of resources: both person and machine. The tea was not my cup/style, but I easily recommend visiting this plantation.

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Indianapolis, IN
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We heard about the tea plantation from a local ice cream shop owner on a nearby island. He explained how they try not to tell everyone about the spots on The islands to keep them less busy and special. Well- we are glad we heard about it! What an interesting spot as it's the only tea plantation in the US... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Charleston Tea Plantation Is about 17 miles from the main road in to Charleston and is well worth the drive if you like tea. There is a very informative tour of the tea plantation outside on a trolley that costs a little bit, but the general admission to the plantation is free. There is also a free factory tour... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I am so glad that we visited this plantation. It was so interesting to see the only tea plantation in North America. I highly recommend this tour. Inexpensive, informative & interesting. I suggest that you pack some snacks or lunch since there are no restaurants on this island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The gift shop smelled amazing and we enjoyed sampling the different teas. The free factory tour was okay, but the highlight was the trolley tour. The guide was both funny and informative. The whole tour was fascinating. It's a bit out of the way but the ride there was very nice and we stopped at Angel tree on the way... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We took the trolley tour of the Charleston Tea Plantation and enjoyed it very much. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, and we learned a lot about how tea is grown and processed. We also enjoyed wandering the beautiful grounds after the tour was over, and the gift shop was a good place to get presents for the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The drive to the plantation from Charleston is a beautiful country drive! We loved trying the free, all you can drink tea samples while browsing the excellent gift shop! We also found the free video tour to be informative and interesting. The staff were also very friendly, and it was obvious they enjoyed their jobs! This is a fun stop... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

During a vacation to Sea Brook Island, we decided to add this to our "places to see". Well, worth the time here. The narrated tour was well narrated and very informative, as was the self guided factory tour. The gift shop has a good assortment of wares for sale. We had our under 10 granddaughters with us and they very... More 

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Bellaire, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My daughter is a tea drinker so we decided to include the Charleston Tea Company to our itinerary. It was a beautiful drive from Charleston The trolley tour was very educational. The sampling of the tea in the gift shop was a nice treat and provided both hot and iced tea options. Best of all, their products are very good,... More 

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