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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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  • The Charleston Tea Plantation is worth a stop on your Charleston visit. It is only about 20 minutes from downtown and is a pretty drive under trees with hanging Spanish Moss. The tour is just $10 and ...  more »
  • I have to admit, I told my teenagers before we visited here to please not complain, that this site was for me, their mom, a tea connoisseur. I wouldn't have had to say anything! From the moment we wal...  more »
  • I was visiting family and friends in the Charleston area and we decided to make the drive out to Wadmalaw Island to the tea plantation. The plantation is a ways out there, along a stretch of road that...  more »
  • 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.