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Charleston Tea Plantation, Wadmalaw Island

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Farm Historical Tour
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 Tea Plantation is a one of a kind experience. They provided many different types of both hot and cold tea for FREE! We were able to see a one of a kind tea harvester in work!  more »
  • Capitol Tours took a group of 42 to this beautiful plantation. Lots of shade in picnic area where we were provided a tasteful box lunch by friendly, efficient staff. The gift shop and restrooms were i...  more »
  • We visited this destination on the spur of the moment , but found a gem of a place, that provides an easy overview of the principles of tea growing in a friendly informal atmosphere.  more »
  • 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.
  • Cool trolley tour that provides lots of facts and background to the plantation. Lots of tea to sample inside. It is a fun way to spend the afternoon.
  • This is not a place that young kids will want to see, but my 5, 12, & 14 year old boys were glad they got to visit this well ran farm. It taught us alot about a product that we never paid much attention to, but now appreciate it so much more. I have alot of respect to the people who work at this tea plantation and the natural methods they use to respect our earth and their products. I am glad I finally decided to play tourist in my own backyard , well, 5 minutes across the Wadmalaw river but a 45 minute car ride. The free tea samples are nice to be able to sample their creations before buying. So if your a tea drinker, this visit is worth the scenic drive!
  • See tea growing in the fields. Their breakfast tea is stellar and they have many varieties. Their gift shop is one of the best stores for tea fans! They sell tours of the tea fields.
  • We got to sample all of the teas, and we learned a lot even in our short visit! The staff were friendly and engaging--Richard the trolley driver was awesome. Everyone was passionate about their product and business. The gift shop had a lot of high quality items. We would love to come back someday!