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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, Ranch & Farm
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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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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I was amazed at everything we got to see on the trip, though I do find the "factory tour" a little on the cheesy side. The trolly around the grounds was interesting though.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Nicknamed "America's Tea Garden", it is interesting with a fully stocked Gift Shop on the property. Samples of tea are free, and there are many. I had never seen a tea bush, and it's really a miracle of nature. Just a short drive from Charleston and well worth it. Located on quiet and secluded Wadmalaw Island. Property abounds with beautiful... More

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Harrison, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a nice little place to stop while in South Carolina. The tour of the tea factory is free and the videos explain how tea is harvested and made.There is also a trolley tour around the plantation for a charge, but it was so late in the day when we arrived we opted out. In the gift shop they... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Charleston Tea Plantation was a great experience. The trolley tour was very educational with a $10 per person fee. Bob, our tour guide, was fun, knowledgeable and interesting. The free factory tour was short, but we learned a lot about tea. The gift shop had a lot of nice things. There are several flavors of hot and iced tea to... More

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We came to SC to go to the beach on November 1st, but awoke to windy 30 degree weather, so the beaches were off of the list. We had to go elsewhere,and found the Charleston Tea Plantation nearby. We drove over. Luckily we had GPS, as it is a bit off of the beaten path, but not too far. Even... More

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Homosassa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very pretty place. We did not take the trolley tour of the grounds so I can't speak of that. We visited in October and the weather was perfect. They were actually cutting and harvesting tea while we were there. We took a 15-minute self-guided TV screen tour through the factory which was the most interesting part to me. I never... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had heard that the tea used in making Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka comes from the Charleston Tea Plantation (the distillery is also located on Wadmalaw Island), so I decided to check it out with my husband and another couple. We took the Trolley Tour around the plantation and enjoyed it immensely--we learned a great deal about the history of... More

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Alachua, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I find it amazing that a small processing plant located on the grounds of the Charleston Tea Plantation can produce and process the amount of tea sold throughout the USA. Bigalow and Constant Comment are big names in the USA and this is the only Tea Plantation of any make in the USA

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Tea lovers will really enjoy this tour and gift shop! Make sure you make the time to do the trolley tour. Very reasonably priced at $10. each, you are guaranteed to learn something new! We especially loved all the free tea tasting! Just make sure you visit the rest rooms before hitting the road back to Charleston after all the... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

America's only tea plantation offers an insight into how tea gets into the pot. Apart from the option of a tour round the plantation itself there is a (free) guide to what happens in the factory once the leaves have been cut from the bush. Samples of different flavour tea, hot and cold, are there to taste.

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