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Address: 6617 Maybank Highway, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
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+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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Excellent trolley tour and view into the factory. I loved my visit here and it was great for the kids. I'd love to go back when the factory is working. At closing time I realized... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 2, 2015
Rachel F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015

Excellent trolley tour and view into the factory. I loved my visit here and it was great for the kids. I'd love to go back when the factory is working. At closing time I realized I had locked my keys in the car and we had to wait a loooong time for a locksmith to come all the way out.... More 

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Hudson NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

Took the Charleston Tea Plantation tour on a beautiful November afternoon. The factory tour was a simple video presentation as visitors looked through the window at the machines. The trolley tour ($10) was interesting, with an amusing and well informed driver. Due to the recent flooding, some parts of the Plantation were still to wet for visiting. The gift shop... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2015

Being a Brit, and with Brit parents in tow, I love tea, so the opportunity to go to a tea plantation while visiting the in-laws in South Carolina was too good to pass up. The plantation is located on a beautiful piece of land, and is very tranquil. We took both the factory tour and the trolley tour, both were... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2015

We enjoyed every aspect of our vit to the tea planttion. The factory tour was simply a few videos, but they were very informative. The trolley tour was conducted by someone very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. The samples of hot and iced tea were refreshing. Everything forr sale in the gift shop was very expensive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2015

The guy who gave a low rating because this "really isn't a plantation" should have done a little research and should know that what he considers a plantation with a mansion would NOT be free. But if you want to learn about tea production -- like the tea plant is really a camellia -- this is a GREAT place and... More 

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New Haven, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

Even non tea lovers will find this informative and interesting. Loved hearing the history and seeing the actual tea plants. Our docent John Kennedy was outstanding and very willing to answer all questions. Seeing how the leaves were harvested etc. pulled things together. The day we went was drizzling but that didn't affect us. I would come back in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is really a tea farm. There is a short "factory tour" which tells you how tea is harvested and made. There is a tram tour ($10 fee) which takes you through the tea plant fields and tells you all about tea growing, harvesting, etc. They have a nice gift shop with free samples of their teas. Other than the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

If the word "plantation " means a southern farm with rich history and historic buildings... Then this place is NOT it. This small farm dates to 1960's and consists of metal sided buildings. Tea plants honestly look like hedges so it is not really picturesque unless you like to look at acres of 3 foot tall hedges. They give you... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015

We were here on a fall day and it had rained/flooded recently. There is a factory presentation while you can watch the tea being processed. There is normally a tour of the grounds on a trolley, but as it was so wet we boarded and and had a stationary tour as not to get stuck. The tour usually is $10.00,... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

I drove up to Charleston for the express purpose of visiting the Charleston Tea Plantation. I had been fortunate to enjoy one of there Sweet Teas found at a Whole food store. It was a lovely drive up from Savannah. I had googled it and good thing because it was a cloudy day in Charleston and my Garmin was sick.... More 

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