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Charleston Tea Plantation, Wadmalaw Island

Categories: Farms, Historical & Heritage Tours, Food & Drink, Tourist Spots, Tours
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4.6/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
Tours the factory and grounds of Charleston Tea Plantation, the only working tea plantation in the United States. Learn about the production of the Camellia Sinensis plant, originally brought to America in the 18th century by French botanist Francois Michaux. Visit the factory to find out about the history and production of the tea via audio-visual material. Take a trolley tour to see the 51 hectare (127 acre) plantation and learn about the harvesting and processing methods. Alternatively, explore the grounds yourself and check out the Propagation Hut to see how cloning methods are used on site. The gift shop offers teapots and tea-related products. To visit Charleston Tea Plantation on your holiday in Wadmalaw Island, and find out what else Wadmalaw Island has to offer, use our Wadmalaw Island tourist route planner.
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  • You tour their enclosed factory that explains how tea is processed and learn how the three basic types of tea are prepared from the same tea leaf. Then you take a narrated tour of the tea plantation a...  read more »
  • This place is well worth the visit. We took the tour of the factory and the trolly tour. Both were very interesting if you don't know anything about the production of tea. This is the only tea plantat...  read more »
  • We were not sure what to expect when we arrived on the plantation. That said, you know you are in for a treat the minute you step our of your car and smell the fragrant air. We were right on time for ...  read more »
  • A good place for a quiet afternoon away from the packed downtown historic areas and beaches. The "automated" tour of the processing facility was interesting and afterwards you can sample as much hot and cold tea as you like. The bus/trolley tour (costs $) was relaxing and informative as you get to see the tea plants and fields as well as their greenhouse.
  • VERY interesting!!! The tour of the farm is great and the factory tour is pretty cool!! Doesn't take a lot of time and it is very interesting! Would highly recommend. Great tour guides
  • 0/5 stars the factory tour wasn't narrated by the how it's made narrator. Anyway the tea is good and the area is very beautiful
  • Beautiful, worth visiting. Uber can drop off, but no Uber service to pick you up! Plan ahead!
  • The trolley tour was very informative and enjoyable. It was nice to have the locally grown tea, and the complementary factory tour was also very interesting. Would recommend if you have the time!
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