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Charleston Tea Plantation

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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...more
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6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487-7006
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a very cool place to visit. Parking was nice and easy and the staff was very friendly. The tour takes about fifteen minutes and is free. They have a lot of samples available. They also offer a trolley tour but that part is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 540dereks
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fascinating place to visit. Great trolley tour with well informed guide. Adorable gift shop and nice self guided tour. We stayed about 2 hours and were able to see everything so this is a nice place to go if you are trying to do more...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

THE only Tea Plantation in North America! Grown, manufactured and shipped from this facility! Took the free plant tour- very interesting! I'm sure the trolley tour is beautiful!More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bucemnole
charlestontea, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Charleston Tea Plantation! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We hope you were able to sip on some tea while you visited! If you join us again, we definitely recommend the trolley...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Charleston Tea plantation is such a cool place to visit. They have a lovely gift shop that leads into where all the tea is processed. There are a few TV’s that show videos about how the tea is grown, made into tea, ETC. I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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charlestontea, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jessie, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and learned a few things about the tea making process! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Charleston Tea Plantation is an amazing place, beautiful. You can learn the history of the tea plantation,going to the plantation in a bus and know some curiosities.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HelenaB1065
charlestontea, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Helena! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and learned a few things about our tea making process!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great guided tour of tea farm and processing facility....very informative. Great gift shop! Love the tea!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marilynkiawah
charlestontea, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Marilyn! We are so happy to hear you love visiting us! Thank you for being a CTP tea drinker!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Factory Tour is free and informative - a video and the Gift Shop has so much to see and purchase! If you are a tea drinker, this is the place! Trolley Tour is interesting and the total combined time is maybe an hour -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Suzanne O
charlestontea, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Suzanne! We are so glad you enjoyed the Gift Shop and the Trolley Tour!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The video tour runs every 15 min, it’s self guided. Closed captaining would be great with the videos. Gift shop is loaded with goodies. Don’t forget to pet Boady the plantations mascot. Worth the trip if your in the area, angel oak is about 10...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EFW2014
charlestontea, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your feedback on the videos as well. We hope you found a few goodies to take home with you from the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting stop. We took the trolley tour (paid) and the factory tour (free). Neither lasts long, but we learned so much about tea - one of my favorite things. I would very much like to go back and see the factory...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank marfita
charlestontea, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and learned a few things about our tea making process! We would love for you to join us during the spring and summer production...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited and did the free tour which consisted of watching video clips. It may have been the time of year but the factory was not operating so there wasn’t much to see. It does have a nice gift shop with samples of the various...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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charlestontea, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and got to sample some of our teas! We would love for you to join us during harvest season, as it is very neat to...More

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crescentmoon
August 7, 2018|
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Response from R281GIdonw | Reviewed this property |
You are correct but you find that you can order Charleston Tea Plantation tea and body products on line. Our visit there was most interesting and we learned a lot about tea and more importantly just how much we did not know!
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iviner66
July 19, 2018|
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Response from pamat532018 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. I didn't see any dogs while there.
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yarddigger
April 25, 2018|
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Response from Jane K | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your message! We harvest tea leaves from May through October. We have approximately 21 fields and they each get harvested several times during the harvest season, depending on the weather, rainfall, etc.
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March 16, 2011|
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