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Charleston Tea Plantation
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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. Complimentary tea is served to visitors throughout the day
Reviewed May 8, 2012

The plantation visit was well worth the drive. Tours of the factory, fields and lab were informative. The harvesting machine was quite interesting. Samples of the tea were very good. I would recommend the visit to the plantation to everyone.

Thank pickytraveler70
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Janeknight, Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2012

Thank you so much for your nice review of the Charleston Tea Plantation! We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us. We appreciate you taking the time to write about us and hope you will visit again!

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Reviewed May 7, 2012

Although we visited in the winter, their presentation was very informative even though we didn't see actual production.

Thank Beverly C
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

We were staying in Kiawah Island and decided to take a day trip to the Charleston Tea Co., a family owned business.
We found the tour very educational and thought-provoking. We saw the acres of tea plants, a new high tech greenhouse, a unique tea harvesting tractor and the tea processing center that was inactive at this time of the year. We were amazed to learn there were more employees in the gift shop than the 3 workers in the acres of fields, maintaining all the tea plants. I also couldn't understand why after the tea is processed in SC, it is shipped to CT for packaging and then shipped back to SC for distribution. In response to my question, the picture got clearer after learning that CTC is now a subsidary of Bigelow Tea that owns the packaging plant in CT.
CTC is higher priced and sold in select shops.

Thank Roch06
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

Its was a nice way to spend about 1 1/2 hrs. Beautiful grounds and it has a Trolly ride that last about 1/2 hr and the driver was very nice and a lot of fun. Lots of tea to taste and drink, all u want in fact. Worth the price

Thank wvbike_99
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

a bit off the beaten path but so worth the trip !!! This was by far my favorite !!! Do the trolley ride and see the greenhouse and fields of tea growing. Being a tea drinker this was so interesting to learn about how they make green and black tea. I just loved our time here and purchased not just tea but the nicest hand cream who knew !!

Thank XandTim
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