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Charleston Tea Plantation, Wadmalaw Island

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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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  • What a great experience! We learned a lot about the process of harvesting and drying the tea leaves in a factory tour which was free. Factory not working at time due to March month and no harvesting b...  more »
  • We visited out of season so the tea bushes were resting. The trolley bus tour was friendly and informative and the free tea was a nice bonus !! Back at the visitor center we were offered more tea and ...  more »
  • I have loved this tea for many years but had never taken the opportunity to tour the plantation, which is too bad, because this was an interesting tour, even though growing/harvesting season doesn't b...  more »
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  • I love the Charleston tea plantation. If you haven't been yet you really should go! They are so friendly there and have amazing tea. They have a great tour through how tea is made and you can ride a trolley for a small fee.
  • 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
  • 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 laid back, educational experience. Take the trolley tour around the plantation and sip freshly made tea in one of the many rocking chairs on the shaded front porch.
  • A nice place to visit if you drive by. Free tea samples. A free video guided tour. And if you can't get enough you are able to go on a paid trolley tour.