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Charleston Tea Plantation

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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...more
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6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487-7006
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came here before checking into our hotel and it was the perfect little stop off! The teas were wonderful - and I think the factory tour (which is free, and that's awesome) would be a lot more fun if we had come on a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yolalindsay
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a great tour and they have a trolly that takes you all around the plantation. Fascinating to see the plants and discover the history of tea.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bpask
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful working tea farm. Nice bus tour of the property, and get to see all the tea/camelia bushes. Factory was not in operation (winter time) when we came to visit, but still got to see the inside. Great gift shop, with lots of samples, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BelAirDad
charlestontea, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the factory tour and trolley tour even though we aren't currently harvesting. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THis was an interesting place--the only place tea is grown in the US. The factory tour, however, was just a bunch of television screens overlooking an empty manufacturing area. The trolley tour was very overpriced and consisted of riding in an old trolley around the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Janet G
charlestontea, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Janet. We are so sorry to hear that the bumpy ride was a bit much for you, off-roading in a trolley is definitely an adventure. While we charge no admission fee, the only charge...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Primarily a large gift shop that features Bigelow Tea, tourist chachkies and a selection of free hot and iced tea. Lots of local items but most items are imported from China. I appreciated the free, efficient, 12 minute video tour of the “factory”. We were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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charlestontea, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so sorry to hear about your trolley tour experience. We use each of these reviews as feedback for our employees and we will absolutely share your feedback. We hope you were able to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very interesting Tour and worth the 12. For the trolley ride through the fields. Learned a lot about tea process and the cultivation. The only tea plantation in America. The trolley driver and tour guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. This is not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Triz
charlestontea, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the trolley tour and learned a few things about tea!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Charleston Tea Plantation is the only tea plantation in North America. A visit is worth the drive. Learn all kinds of interesting stuff regarding the cultivation tea on the trolley drive, take a factory tour, and then you can do tea-related shopping.

Date of experience: December 2018
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charlestontea, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed everything we have to offer at CTP!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never knew there was a Tea Plantation in the Charleston area. So much fun and informational. Only tea grown in the US. Worth the trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Barbara J
charlestontea, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Barbara! We are so happy to hear you not only learned a few things about tea but also had fun while doing it! Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 8 December 2018

The history in this place is wonderful, there is a trolley ride around the plantation and you will be amazed. There is an Excellent gift shop, whether it's a small trinket or a gift for the young kids and you get to taste their tea,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jacquemont8
charlestontea, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We can't thank you enough for your kind review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed everything we have to offer here at Charleston Tea Plantation!

Reviewed 6 December 2018

It was interesting to see how tea is grown and made for all of us to drink. We enjoyed learning about tea growing, processing and making of 3 different types of tea. The vehicle tour of the tea plants and the area was delightful. They...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gene H
charlestontea, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind review, Gene. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed learning about our tea processes! Thank you for visiting Charleston Tea Plantation!

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crescentmoon
7 August 2018|
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Response from R281GIdonw | Reviewed this property |
You are correct but you find that you can order Charleston Tea Plantation tea and body products on line. Our visit there was most interesting and we learned a lot about tea and more importantly just how much we did not know!
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iviner66
19 July 2018|
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Response from pamat532018 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. I didn't see any dogs while there.
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yarddigger
25 April 2018|
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Response from Jane K | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your message! We harvest tea leaves from May through October. We have approximately 21 fields and they each get harvested several times during the harvest season, depending on the weather, rainfall, etc.
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