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Charleston Tea Plantation, Wadmalaw Island

4.6
#16 of 162 in Sightseeing in South Carolina
Coffee / Tea Tour Farm
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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  • It was interesting to learn the process of tea making. Other than that, it was quite an average experience which included the trolley tour.  more »
  • Charleston Tea Plantation was fascinating. I had never taken into account the process of making the tea leaves we see when we brew tea. Seeing the process first hand was pretty neat, not to mention yo...  more »
  • I have been on this tour twice in the past 4 years and enjoyed it very much both times. learned a few more facts and love being reminded of the history that so influenced our south so many years ago. ...  more »
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  • Fun stop! A lot of information about how tea is grown and harvested, and a really nice visitor's center/gift shop, where you can try all of their teas for free. It's a little further out of town that most of the other attractions, but it's a nice drive and a chance to see a bit more of the countryside. The Angel Oak is along the same road, so it's easy to combine the two in one outing.
  • A great place to visit especially when you combine it with the angel tree. The people that run this place are absolutely wonderful and nice people. It is a very informative and great field trip for school or church or any other group of people. It's worth paying the $10 to tour the fields and see the beautiful trees plants and other things that they have to offer. This is a must see while in Charleston.
  • I really enjoyed visiting this place, home of the only tea plant growth and processing center in the United States. There was a very informative video guided tour of how they make tea and it only cost $10 for the trolley to show you all around the tea fields. They gave plenty of free samples of hot and iced teas, and have a lot of fun things in the gift shop. I recommend this to any tea lover out there. Also very close to the Angel Oak.
  • A very interesting establishment. I don't know why there aren't more tea plantations in the South. Well organized and educational. Delicious teas. Well worth the trip.
  • Great little piece of Charleston charm. This plantation is a labor of love and comes through in the delicious tea they produce. Great place for locals and out of towners.

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