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“Unexpected treat!”

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 16, 2012

We made the trip out to the tea plantation when we left from our Charleston vacation on the way home -- not sure if it was going to be worth the time. What a nice treat! The tour and trolley ride of the field were very informative, got to see the new greenhouse, sample hot & cold teas. The factory itself was not in operation at the time we were there, but all the processes were thoroughly explained. Delightful gift shop and tasting area. Very friendly staff. It turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. Also got maps and got to see the Angel Oak which is very nearby. There is a fee for the trolley ride, but no fee for the factory tour.

Thank Betty D
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

We took our tour group here for the first time. What's not to love? A personal, insider's tour of the plantation aboard a trolley Bill purchased off eBay from Philadelphia, a peek in the brand new greenhouse, and then a tour of the actual factory...not just films or a demo. Then we had samples of the hot and cold teas and the gift shop is killer, especially if you are a tea lover like myself. All things tea available here, even a tea for one with the pot in the shape of a parrot! If you book a group, Bryn wil take fantastic care of you! If you are individuals, a great stop as well and they also do weddings, corporate, and family celebrations. What a unique setting, America's only tea plantation!

Thank StLTourGirl
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

Our visit to the Charleston tea plantation was absolutely the highlight of our visit to Charleston! We have been sharing with all who will listen! The trolley tour was fabulous. The driver/guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. The tour itself was very interesting. The factor tour was also a treat. We have been avid tea drinkers for quite a while and now know how our favorite drink came into being! We were also impressed with the prompt delivery of our order from the gift shop. It arrived home one day after we did! We love that the tea is grown and packaged here in the US. No other tea for us from this day forward! Thanks again!

Thank Maggie R
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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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