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Address: 6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487-7006
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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It's well worth the short drive out to the Charleston Tea Plantation. Very interesting and informative trolley tour around the fields of tea plants with a stop at the greenhouse... read more

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's well worth the short drive out to the Charleston Tea Plantation. Very interesting and informative trolley tour around the fields of tea plants with a stop at the greenhouse. There's also a video narrated factory tour and a great gift shop. Plus a free tasting of a variety of teas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great to see how to harvest and grow tea. Shop was good had samples of the various flavors of teas . Soon to be an American tradition. The ride around the plantation was fantastic the driver was extremely friendly and very informative his name was bob and just great.

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Richmond, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Who would have thought this unique plantation is located just a short drive out of historic Charleston. How many people even know that the USA has its own tea plantation. It's great if you catch the factory in full operation, but if you don't the video tour and the equipment still make the visit interesting. Tram tour of plantation is... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cute gift shop with video tour of the small manufacturing plant and then a trolley ride around the plantation. Very interesting process for a tea lovers to learn about...so natural and basic( just leaves and air) Free tasting samples and friendly staff. only tea plantation in America.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been visiting Charleston for years and just found out about this place! It's worth the drive to see it, take the factory tour, and the plantation tour. You get to ride around the entire plantation and learn all about tea. This is the only tea plantation in north america, which I didn't know. Free tea tasting too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My first time to see tea plants and the tour was great. Got to see the factory, sample some tea and ride a open air trolley to see the farm. Also got to see the greenhouse and the grounds were pretty. A special place.

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Geneva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely plantation with really good tea. Nice trolley tours with interesting tea growing information. Informative pleasant factory tour. Hostesses were friendly and helpful. Lovely gift shop with lots of unusual and interesting items. Well worth a visit for a couple of hours!!

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very interesting whether you drink tea or not. Thee I video self guided tour of processing. But we hit it at right time and they hdnuzt harvested so we saw the process. Trolley tour takes you around the plantation and John the driver was very knowledgeable. You can taste tea both hot and iced in the gift shop.

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just wanted the quick ten minute overview, which was sufficient yet very knowledgeable and free! A nice gift shop for the tea lovers. Great stop in Charleston.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The only tea plantation in the United States, how could one not go... Enjoy the scenic drive to the plantation. Very informative tour and the plantation is simply breathtaking. We also bought several gifts from the gift shop, many local retailers within the shop.

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