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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
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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... 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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Salt Lake City
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136 reviews 136 reviews
26 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is the only tea plantation in the US. The free "factory tour" is just a 15 minute video, shown in a hallway with large windows into the factory itself. It was interesting, but nothing was actually running while we were there, so not as interesting as it likely is when they are processing tea leaves. The plantation trolly ride... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Go check it out and try out the 6 different teas. Also, tour the factory and take the little trail out back and see the Green Giant...the only machine like it in the world!

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Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews 117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the 15 minute factory tour and the bus tour. When you're in the area, like we were, it's worth the time. We both learned a lot about tea. The plantation store offers some nice gifts and tea packages.

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Panama City
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Very interesting exhibit and glad that we had an opportunity to visit. It was interesting to learn the differences in the teas.

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Marietta, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Our visit to the Charlesto Tea Plantation was an interesting way to spend the morning. Producing tea is not anything like I expected. There is a tour of the plants and the processing plant where the tea leaves are produced. I would suggest a stop at Angel Oak on the way back.. What a beautiful tree!

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A different and fun place to go if you like tea and want to know more about it. An American tea plantation where it is actually grown, processed, and sold. Perhaps, 40-45 minutes from Charleston depending on traffic. I love both iced and hot tea, so I really enjoyed it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Our family visited as a part of our vacation to Charleston. Being able to see the workings of how the tea leaves are processed was very interesting. You can take a tour of the plantation but it is an added cost. Lots of free samples of the different types of teas. Be sure to buy some tea to take home... More

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Inwood, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This was great, the tour was pretty good, the inside tour is run by a computer, the tea was excellent, well worht the visit. The folks were very nice. The outside tour was $10.00. THe inside tour was free.

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Augusta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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

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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