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Charleston Tea Plantation

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Address: 6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
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+1 843-559-0383
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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I didn't know how tea was produced and visiting Charleston Tea Plantation was great fun. There was a short movie and the factory tour was both interesting and fun. All aspects... read more

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Powder Springs, Georgia, United States
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Powder Springs, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I didn't know how tea was produced and visiting Charleston Tea Plantation was great fun. There was a short movie and the factory tour was both interesting and fun. All aspects of tea production were explained and you can drink all the hot and cold tea you want. You can also take a trolley ride through the fields but, unfortunately,... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove out from Charleston. Not a very long drive. There's a visitor's center and gift shop. They offer a trolley tour around the plantation (very bumpy!). Interesting to learn about how tea is grown and harvested. One stop at the green house. Also an automated tour in the factory. The tea is good and flavorful; they offer hot and... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting tour. The knowledge and cultivation of the tea is fascinating and the shop has every tea accessory needed.

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Irmo, Sc
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only tea plantation in North America. Slow trolley ride around the property that is very informative and allows you to take in the beauty.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Did not know that the Charleston Tea Plantation was the only place where Tea was grown in the USA besides Hawaii. Very informative and friendly staff to help educate one on tea. Well worth the visit to off beat place with significant history. Highly recommend the bus tour around the plantation.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would of never heard of this place except for hearing a guy talk about it on the trolley ride. It is free unless you want ti take the trolley ride through the tea fields which I recommend. also tour the factory. best time is after the beginning of may when they are harvesting the leaves

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The only tea plantation in North America and if you are visiting Charleston, or just live close by, this is well worth the trip. Most of the attraction is no cost that includes a factory tours and large gift shop. You can walk around the grounds and see the tea plants, but it is well worth spending the time and... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We first entered in the morning when they first opened...Free tea of all flavors to drink both hot and cold !!! Every flavor I tried was delicious. We went on the tour and learned a lot about tea...this is the only tea plantation in the USA...Beautiful ! I would definitely do this again...

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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We drove from Edisto Beach to check out The Charleston Tea Plantation and was not disappointed. This is a must do activity when anywhere near the Charleston area. Learned all about tea leaf growing and the production of tea, had free all you can drink tea samples, and took the $10 trolley tour. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable, plantation is... More 

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Loved this visit. Got a tour of the factory for free. $10 for a trolley tour. Learned loads about tea. Shop had "all you can eat" tea samples hot and cold. Just wish there was more interaction or hands on aspect to this. Like even touching a tea leaf. Maybe even something to attract families with kids - a small... More 

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