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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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What a unique find!

The aroma alone is reason enough to stop in this place. The factory tour is free, and although... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Robin N
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Very interesting

A unique insight into something we take for granted. Being Brits (Plymouth,UK) tea is a major drink... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stevie762
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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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” (122 reviews)
“gift shop” (323 reviews)
“tea plantation” (506 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487-7006
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+1 843-559-0383
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The aroma alone is reason enough to stop in this place. The factory tour is free, and although it’s short, it’s very interesting. We took the trolley tour and it was entertaining and interesting. The tea samples are wonderful, hot tea and cold tea. We...More

Thank Robin N
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Reviewed yesterday

A unique insight into something we take for granted. Being Brits (Plymouth,UK) tea is a major drink such that my wife takes her own English teabags with her for consumption on vacation in the USA. I don't drink tea, only coffee but still found it...More

Thank Stevie762
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an exceptional experience. You begin your journey at the store where each person is welcomed by a greeter who explains about their tea tasting bar then about the factory tour. A new film starts in the factory every 15 minutes, they have a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were immediately greeted by a friendly staff person who gave us info on tours (free & pay), as well as info about the gift shop. Was given opportunity to sample hot and iced teas. Nice, large variety to sample. We enjoyed all we sampled,...More

Thank VolunteerNC
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just so so, gift shop ladies are cranky. Tasted the tea, ehh just so so. Trim the bushes on your sidewalk.

Thank Ben S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice bit of unique history here and learning about tea, all for free. We didn't pay for the extra tour ride, but the factory tour was insightful and educational.

1  Thank keithpieper
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had no idea about how the different varieties of tea was made. The tour was short but interesting. The tea tasting and gift shop was cool. Nice souvenirs for tea enthusiasts.

Thank Crystal C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time at the Tea Plantation and was not disappointed again. Tour is interesting and the tea tasting is wonderful. Best part is sitting on their big porch in the middle of a very hot afternoon. Even if you are not a...More

1  Thank 22carole23
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just left Firefly and saw the signs to the Tea Plantation and since we had the Charleston Tour Pass and this was one of the items to walk in and obtain a tour, we thought why not?!! It was a lot of fun...More

Thank Melodee M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tea tour was very informative. It was fascinating to see what a tea bush looks like. After the tour, we spent time in the gift shop sampling the teas. The staff in the gift shop were very knowledgeable and very friendly. We did not...More

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iviner66
19 July 2018|
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Response from SueFNP | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe so. It’s an interesting tour and worth finding other care for your dog.
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yarddigger
26 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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Karen B
25 April 2018|
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Response from DepthCharged | Reviewed this property |
First cutting is end of April first part of May and they cut every twenty days until October . Trolley sets out every hour
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