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Address: 6617 Maybank Highway, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
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+1 843-559-0383
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Only tea plantation in the states

Pro-fun, interesting tour, 30-40 minutes,$10.00 Informative factory tour Free tea tasting Only tea plantation in the States Helpful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Lancaster, PA
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Lancaster, PA
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pro-fun, interesting tour, 30-40 minutes,$10.00 Informative factory tour Free tea tasting Only tea plantation in the States Helpful employees Con - tea! Tried natural teas, no additive or additional flavors. Bitter or bland. Expensive for quality and flavor. Overall, it is is an interesting tour. Not much of a chance I will look for their tea on any shelf.

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Potomac, Maryland
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Takes about an hour for a quick overview of how tea is processed (free) and a trolley tour ($10) of the grounds. It was actually pretty interesting. They served samples of various hot and cold teas in the gift shop. Well worth stopping by if you are in the area.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Who knew this is the only tea plantation in the U.S.? If you are unaware as we were of how tea is grown and processed, then this is a tour for you. The trolley tour shows you how tea is grown and the processing tour shows the steps needed to prepare it for market. A plus is you get to... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dog friendly. Interesting tour of the Plantation via a trolley. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Great gift shop.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have seen most of the other attractions in the region, here is a new one to consider. The only tea plantation in America is 45 minutes from downtown and worth the drive. Neat tour of the factory and then a ride thru the rows of tea bushes. Get a picture taken with Tattey!

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 20 active adults boarded the tour bus with our driver "Steve". He was awesome, informative, funny and a pure joy. There was so much information about tea. I thoroughly enjoyed the bus tour and indoor video explaining the process of harvesting and processing tea from beginning to end. We sampled all the teas. In the gift shop... More 

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Thank you for your kind review! We're so glad to hear you had a fun and informative trip to CTP. Tea is our passion, as is sharing our knowledge and appreciation for the tea production process with our visitors. We appreciate you coming to see us, and hope you will come again sometime! More 

Powell, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a day that was not so great for visiting the beach, we visited the tea plantation. A local suggested this as a good attraction to visit and was the only place you would be able to see such in North America. At first the teenage girls with us all whined about this but they all found it interesting once... More 

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Thank 1Dug
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Hi there! Thank you so much for your review! We're glad to hear that your group enjoyed your visit to CTP, even the teenagers! We love when even non tea lovers can find something interesting and special about the tea production process and North America's only tea plantation. We appreciate you coming to see us, thank you again for your... More 

York, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had heard about this plantation and had been wanting to go for a long time and finally were able to make it! We are so glad we did!! It's the only tea plantation in North America! The gift shop has really cute things in it and they also have complimentary hot and iced tea with several different flavors!! And... More 

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Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind review! We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience with us. It sounds like you really made the most of your visit to CTP! We are so proud to be North America's only tea plantation and share our passion and knowledge for tea with our visitors. We're so happy... More 

Pittsburgh
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and fun trip. A lot of information on how tea is grown and processed. I was glad we stopped.

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Hi there! Thank you much for your kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the plantation. We appreciate the review and hope you will come see us again! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at this location with a group of friends. We were immediately greeted by our trolley driver, Steve. He made us all feel welcome and after an introduction to the visitors center manager , we moved to his trolley for a drive through the plantation. Through a recording and Steve's excellent details , I went from not understanding a thing... More 

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Hi there! Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to CTP, from learning about tea to enjoying the gift shop and our different tea flavors. We hope the rest of your group found their visit as enjoyable! We will be sure to pass your thanks along to Steve, who will be so honored... More 

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