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Charleston Tea Plantation

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6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487-7006
+1 843-559-0383
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Tea lovers must make this journey!

Visited in mid May, and they are just starting to harvest the tea leaves. We took the quick ( and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David C
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Kirklin
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Tea lovers heaven!

This place is about 20 or so miles from downtown. If you are visiting Angle Oak then this place is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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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“trolley ride” (111 reviews)
“gift shop” (315 reviews)
“factory tour” (263 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487-7006
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited in mid May, and they are just starting to harvest the tea leaves. We took the quick ( and free) factory tour, which is presented on tv screens where you can overlook the tea processing equipment. Unfortunately, the machines were not running the day...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is about 20 or so miles from downtown. If you are visiting Angle Oak then this place is about 10 miles from there. So we went there. The entry is free and you can do tea tasting for free. They have several varieties...More

Thank Journey-Destination
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a really fun place to visit. We had a great time learning how tea is made, watching them in action, and doing a tour of the tea plantation. Our tour guide also harvests the tea during the week and was funny, friendly and...More

Thank TheMesocyclone
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I thought this tour was fascinating. We took the trolley & factory tour and they were very educational. Stephen our trolly guide was amazing. Extremely knowledgeable and could tell really cares about the tea making process. I was in awe of what I learned about...More

Thank Laurajanenebooth
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our second visit and I wasn’t sure I would learn anything else the second time around but I was wrong! Definitely take the trolley tour, our guide Jim was super friendly and the ride through the fields is very peaceful. The factory wasn’t...More

Thank Greengirl87
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very interested in the tea growing process and gathering and processing for market. The trolley ride and speaker were great fun; and enjoyed shopping in the gift store and looking around the gardens; probably spent at least 2 hrs there.

Thank Linda_S_King
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice, and relaxing. Everyone extremely nice! They have cold and warm tea free for everyone, so it’s very nice to be able to try different flavors.

Thank Rosie12_12
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed to whole experience including the trolley ride through the tea groves, the lovely, quaint tea shop, and the factory tour. Thank you so much, Jacob, for all the fun facts and the humor. Your presentation was delightful!

Thank Jchase205
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we heard there was a tea plantation in the Charleston area, we had to go. It was a enjoyable morning and the driver was very knowledgeable about the process. They were a week away from their first harvest, so we couldn’t see everything in...More

Thank ibrake4java
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the visit and the education received about the process of growing, harvesting and the tea making process. The driver on our trolley tour, Jim is great.

Thank LevB_13
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Karen B
25 April 2018|
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Response from DepthCharged | Reviewed this property |
First cutting is end of April first part of May and they cut every twenty days until October . Trolley sets out every hour
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David B
22 April 2018|
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Response from SueFNP | Reviewed this property |
You only get off the trolley once and at that stop you’re briefly outside walking from the trolley into a greenhouse. You wouldn’t be exposed to the weather long. The trolley windows are glass and can be kept closed. I don’t... More
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