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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
+1 843-559-0383
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great tour and very interesting. We did the Trolley tour and the factory tour. The tea is amazing! Jim was our tour guide and he was outstanding. Something different to do outside the normal things in Charleston. Take the tour.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tour550804
Reviewed 2 days ago

I didn't go to the factory tour but I did go on the Trolley out to the fields. It was great to see how they are growing tea here in the US. I liked the free samples and gift shop.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank michels4jc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A little off the beaten path, but worth it. We took the trolley tour, which was quite informative. Our teen did not complain. We did purchase several tubes of the green tea hand lotion.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dianarambles
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Instead of traveling abroad come visit this outstanding destination. This tea plantation not only grows the tea plants but also processes the product before packaging. Very interesting

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank atf99
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Charleston Tea Plantation on a recent trip to Charleston and Kiawah, It was interesting to see the only tea plantation in North America and learn about how tea is grown and harvested. The free factory tour was very informative, even though it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gardener3033
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Even if you don’t drink tea this is a fun excursion. The trolley tour was a little pricey but worth it. You can go on a factory tour for free. A beautiful place to visit. The gift shop had a lot of nice tea related...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank barva2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a fun place to visit. Not very exciting, but they told a good story and took us through the entire history and process of growing tea on the plantation. Oh...and they had a gift shop; woohoo! The tour guide was very knowledgeable, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Larry W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent the weekend checking out some of the top attractions in Charleston and this probably was our favorite stop! Danny was our tour/trolley guide-super knowledgeable and funny! I loved seeing the manufacturing area and being able to sample all the different varieties. Mine was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Krystal B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First let me say that I am more of a coffee drinker then tea. Well this was one great tour. We learned about the history of tea in America,we had a nice ride around the property our driver was excellent both informative and funny. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stephenwhite421
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited Charleston several times over the past 12 years but never made it to the Charleston Tea Plantation - finally I got to see it and I was thrilled! It was my favorite stop during my most recent trip. If you go please take...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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7 August 2018|
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!
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.
25 April 2018|
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.