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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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Enjoyable Learning Experience

Last minute decision to go, and glad we did. Working plantation with beautiful, well manicured... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2016
Augusta, Georgia
Worth the time

As some have mentioned, it can take a WHILE (but not too much) to reach 6617 Maybank, but the... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2016
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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” (105 reviews)
“gift shop” (312 reviews)
“factory tour” (256 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487-7006
+1 843-559-0383
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

Last minute decision to go, and glad we did. Working plantation with beautiful, well manicured fields of tea plants. Picnic areas and a well stocked gift shop with plenty of tea-related gifts and ideas. Several free sample flavors which are delicious. We learned all about...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2016

As some have mentioned, it can take a WHILE (but not too much) to reach 6617 Maybank, but the Plantation is unique, and enjoyable. One can tour part, or all, of the grounds by yourself, or take the tour - either way, this spot is...More

Thank jhb134
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our trip to the plantation ! Can sample the teas till your hearts content ! It's worth it to pay for the trolley tour - so much history and information !

Thank countrygal1972
Reviewed 5 June 2016

It took us a little longer to get here from Charleston than we thought it would. On route we stopped to see the Angel Oak tree which was worth a stop for some photos. Allow at least 90 minutes when you get here to purchase...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Very much so enjoyed our trip to the Charleston Tea Plantation! It is really awesome that this is the only tea farm in the US! free samples of all the tea hot and cold that you can drink! We did the free tour of the...More

Thank Bmerk117
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

This was FUN! So informative, and what a great story behind it all. We are huge tea lovers, and we are now converts to supporting American grown tea from here! Staff is nice and very helpful and informative. Relax, enjoy, and have a cuppa!!!

Thank Jo L
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We visited with our son and our three year old grandson on a perfect late Spring day. My grandson and I stayed on the porch rocking in the chairs and enjoying the breeze. I was sipping delicious complimentary iced mint tea. Meanwhile "the men" of...More

Thank Lizbiz111
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We recently visited and it was very interesting to learn about tea and how it's grown. The free tour shares a lot of information about the tea process. They have a great gift shop for everyone. Worth the visit!

Thank Gail J
Reviewed 29 May 2016

If in the area, don't fail to visit. It is a pleasant drive to the plantation and once inside the gift shop/plant, they have several flavors of tea available to test. Sadly, you have to use Styrofoam or paper cups, but they are full size....More

Thank Roy C
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

The tea tour includes a free tour inside the factory. You don't see any of the process in action. You just stop at 3 or 4 tv screens for a total of 10 minutes to find out about the process of harvesting tea and the...More

Thank Wall17_10
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Questions & Answers
5 October 2017|
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Response from charlestontea | Property representative |
Hi there, thank you for your interest in visiting our plantation! Please give us a call at (843) 559-0383 for information about our new parking arrangements.
Lori T
12 September 2017|
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Response from charlestontea | Property representative |
Hi Lori, thanks for your question. Our tea plants start blooming at the end of September all through October, making this season the perfect time to come visit our plantation!
Darrell M
22 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.