Charleston Tea Plantation, Wadmalaw Island

4.7
#17 of 435 in Outdoors in South Carolina
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. Before you head to Wadmalaw Island, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Wadmalaw Island online trip itinerary builder , to make sure you see all that Wadmalaw Island has to offer, including Charleston Tea Plantation.
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  • Beautiful grounds Great tea and advice on brewing techniques Picked up several gifts from the shop Hope to visit again for a tour  more »
  • We found theTea Plantation while planning the trip and determined to go visit. We also took trolley tour of the plantation as well as the walk-through of the equipment. We learned a lot about the type...  more »
  • Really enjoyed the trolley ride (only charge) and the free tea samples! I learned a lot about the tea making process. Spent about an hour and a half here.  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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