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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
charlotte, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2010

The plantation is about 30 minutes south of Charleston and takes about an hour to tour. First, one rides a tram through the fields to learn about the plants. This is very interesting, but I could have done without the recording. The driver was a better commentator. After the tram ride, one can see the tea being processed and purchase products in the gift shop. They are not equipped for large crowds, but the tour was interesting and educational. It is the only place tea is grown in North America, so that makes this a unique attraction.

1 Thank hsmomcharlottenc
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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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278 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Very infomative; Nice setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2010

For those who are tea drinkers; this is a must; I am not; however; I still found the trolley and factory tour very informative.

Thank Merrymonk
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Hampton, Tennessee
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2 reviews
“Tea Plantation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2010

This is a great place to Visit, educational, relaxing, and darn good tea

Thank justdeb4u2
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“This is the only tea plantation in the mainland USA.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2010

We were looking for a garden or plantation to visit in the Charleston SC area when we stumbled on the Charleston Tea Plantation in nearby Wadmalaw Island. This attraction is only a half hour out of Charleston so it is convenient for most visitors to the city. The Charleston Tea Plantation covers 127 acres with over 100,000 tea plants, an on-site tea processing plant and a visitors center. A 30 minute trolley tour of the tea fields is offered for $10.00 per person and a short self-guided "factory" tour is free. Also free is unlimited ice tea in the visitors center. This was a great find. We found it to be an interesting and well worthwhile attraction to visit.

1 Thank Talico
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San Francisco, California
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“America's Only Tea Plantation!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2010

Good stop on the drive between Charleston & Savannah.

Convenient to stop here & at Irvin-House Vineyards/Firefly Distillery since they are fairly close together.

The Tea Plantation is off a country road with light traffic. So the drive is quiet & relaxing.

Free 15 minute tour of the processing facilities behind the gift shop was mildly interesting. We decided not to go on the trolley tour.

The gift shop has a variety of delicious teas for to drink until you are full. Then you can buy the ones you like.

3 Thank jsaul
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