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Charleston Tea Plantation

#1 of 5 things to do in Wadmalaw Island Features Animals
6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
+1 843-559-0383
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AWESOME PLACE!!! Great tea assortment & watching the process is awesome

We came here on our trip to Charleston, and am so glad we did! We did the tour of the plant, which... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Valentina T
Chatham, Massachusetts
Only tea plantation in North America!

Finally a product that thrives in The low country's sultry climate- tea! As an avid tea drinker it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa S
Machiasport, Maine
via mobile
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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” (100 reviews)
“gift shop” (291 reviews)
“factory tour” (242 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
+1 843-559-0383
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came here on our trip to Charleston, and am so glad we did! We did the tour of the plant, which was incredibly informative. The gift shop is large and there are a huge assortment of tea flavors. The grounds are vast and you...More

Thank Valentina T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Finally a product that thrives in The low country's sultry climate- tea! As an avid tea drinker it was fun to see the whole process from greenhouse to factory floor. Nice trolley tour of the tea fields, nice gift shop and all the tea you...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Charleston Tea Plantation was a great learning experience. If you are interested in brewing the perfect cup of tea, the exact temperature and methods are described, in addition to an informative film about the growing and picking process. The General store is fun for...More

Thank Drteach
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the tea plantation. Learned a lot about tea that I didn't know. Irish drink more tea than English do, that was new. Took trolley ride around plantation. Wasjt worth the $12.00 ticket. They were not processing anything in the factory, but the videos showed...More

Thank Dolores W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This visit to the tea plantation was so educational and interesting. It is not far from Charleston. I suggest trying to get there when it opens. You tour the actual plant-and even though it may not be in production it is still interesting. Do take...More

Thank whimisical
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was interesting to learn the process of tea making. Other than that, it was quite an average experience which included the trolley tour.

Thank Dimitry P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charleston Tea Plantation was fascinating. I had never taken into account the process of making the tea leaves we see when we brew tea. Seeing the process first hand was pretty neat, not to mention you can sample the different teas that are made/sold from...More

Thank Matt28803
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been on this tour twice in the past 4 years and enjoyed it very much both times. learned a few more facts and love being reminded of the history that so influenced our south so many years ago. great for adults and children.

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I would not recommend this tour for children under 8, the free tour of the factory as well as the $10 trolley tour of the , plantation are very interesting. The bus driver/tour guide was delightful. The gift shop was beautifully arranged and offers...More

Thank rosmcbride
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learned a lot about tea that I did not know. The trolley tour is well worth the time and money. The tour guide, John, was excellent and very willing to answer questions after and during the tour.

Thank timp2124
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Darrell M
23 March 2017|
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Response from Sanders3 | Reviewed this property |
30 to 40 mins - but it is such a pretty drive - well worth it - tree lined, scenic and the plantation is also such a lovely place.
2 February 2017|
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Response from ChattanoogaNB | Reviewed this property |
Bigelow family/Chn Tea Plantation contracted with Whole Foods to carry their Bigelow tea...an option for source of purchase.....
12 November 2016|
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Response from ScarboroughFair | Reviewed this property |
Hi, My question would be have you ever been to Charleston? If you have and think you have seen everything you want to see there, then this side trip to the tea plantation is worthwhile. However, if you've never been to... More