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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
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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 place to visit

It was beautiful there, nice trolley tour of the property and a free factory tour. The gift shop is really nice- great teas!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was beautiful there, nice trolley tour of the property and a free factory tour. The gift shop is really nice- great teas!!!

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An enjoyable tour of America's only tea plantation. Very interesting tram ride around the plantation and a tour of the processing facility. We were lucky it was processing the day we were there. Otherwise you only watch videos. Nice gift shop with lots of free teas to try. The drive out from Charleston was nice. Be sure to visit the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our fave stops while visiting Charleston area. Worth the drive out and stop by the Angel Oak tree on the way! (Huge very old oak tree) Nice air conditioned gift shop with lots of tea samples and good factory tour that is led by videos on the screen. Trolley tour (not air conditioned) TIP - AAA discount $2... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a lovely stop from start to finish. Free factory video tours (~12 min) every quarter hour and tram tours of the farm ($10 adults, $5 kids) every 45 min. Staff are excellent at including kids so it is an enjoyable stop for adults and kids. We enjoyed trying the various teas in the gift shop, factory and tram... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating to see how the tea is processed from the field to the cup. Nice gift shop with tea samples too. Nice side trip even if you're not looking to spend money. (We didn't do the trolley tour but still enjoyed the visit.)

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Mineral Wells, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love tea, this is an informative place. If you are looking for a big plantation house, go elsewhere. The visitor's center is set up where you can see all the equipment used to make tea and watch a short video explaining it. Driving to the location seems remote, but it is beautiful. The area around the center is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an awesome education in tea. Everything is well run and the best part is all the tea you can drink while there, hot or cold. We went when they opened at 10 a.m. during the week because of the heat. The trolley ride was pleasant and they tried to keep you in the shade as much as possible.... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second year in a row that I've visited the tea plantation with young scouts from a nearby scout camp. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The facility is fascinating. Don't miss a chance to see America's only tea plantation and enjoy the samples of hot and iced teas. You'll also pass right by the 1500 year-old... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited the Tea Plantation when guests were in town....I have no idea why we never went before! We all LOVED it. It is such a beautiful drive to Wadmalaw and the grounds are stunning! We took the trolley ride around the plantation...the kids and my parents loved that! They offer free tea tasting (hot and cold), and a... More 

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Lockesburg, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start to finish this was a wonderful place to visit. Should be on the MUST DO list for anyone visiting the Charleston area. It was our first stop on our trip there and it was amazing. The factory tour is free, and touring the plantation was very interesting and informing. Tea tasting in the shop. The staff was very nice... More 

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