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Charleston Tea Plantation

#1 of 5 things to do in Wadmalaw Island Features Animals
6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
+1 843-559-0383
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Charming-- and delicious free tea samples!

This was my second time at the Charleston Tea Plantation and I was happy that I made the trip... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
Courtney C
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Incredible must visit

My mother heard about this place from a mystery novel so no real expectations. Upon arrival it was... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
Gina P
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Forest Park, Illinois
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The Charleston Tea Plantation is the home of American Classic Tea, tea grown in America. It is located on picturesque Wadmalaw Island in the heart of South Carolina's Lowcountry. Its grounds include 127 acres of Camellia Sinensis tea plants, a working Tea Factory and a charming Plantation Gift Shoppe. Also available to guests is an adventurous and educational Trolley Tour that explores the scenic grounds that produce American Classic Tea. Complimentary tea is served to visitors throughout the day
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“trolley ride” (94 reviews)
“gift shop” (278 reviews)
“factory tour” (231 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This was my second time at the Charleston Tea Plantation and I was happy that I made the trip twice. The trolley tour is informative, the grounds are beautiful, and the free tea samples in the gift shop are super refreshing and tasty! Definitely worth...More

Thank Courtney C
Management response:Responded 21 September 2016

Hi Courtney! Thank you so much for making a second trip out to visit us! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the tea samples and our gift shop! We hope to see you for a third time sometime in the near future! :)

Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

My mother heard about this place from a mystery novel so no real expectations. Upon arrival it was beautiful! Then we did the video tour of the factory which was food but sad we missed the processing by a day. Next we took the trolley...More

Thank Gina P
Management response:Responded 21 September 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the Plantation, the tours and the teas! It's so great to hear you were able to even learn a few things along the way!

Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I love tea and when we heard about this we jumped onboard. We really enjoyed the tour and the teas are very good. We learn a lot about how tea is grown and processed. I would definitely suggest this to tea lovers...More

Thank Henry W
Management response:Responded 21 September 2016

Hi Henry! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for us! We are so happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the tours and the teas!

Reviewed 2 August 2016

I heard about this place all the way from San Diego, CA. As an American-born Brit, I love tea almost more than anything. After planning the perfect trip to Charleston, SC for July 2016, I was looking for something else to do one hot day...More

Thank Melanie M
Management response:Responded 21 September 2016

Thank you so much for visiting us all the way from California! We love hearing your heart was in a happy place while exploring the Plantation and tasting our teas! And it's great to hear that you are repping CTP on the West Coast!

Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Fun & very informative tour. I always wondered the difference in black, green & other teas & now I know.

Thank Shannon D
Management response:Responded 21 September 2016

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and were even able to learn a few things along the way!

Reviewed 28 July 2016

I'm a huge tea drinker, so I loved the tea sampling and a browse around everything tea you could imagine (or just about). You can walk through the processing factory--the loose tea is all packaged here, the processed tea is shipped to CT to be...More

Thank LAdventures
Management response:Responded 21 September 2016

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed visiting CTP! As a tea drinker, we always think it's amazing to see how the tea is processed! We love Governor's Grey as well!

Reviewed 28 July 2016

Very interesting. Didn't know about this even though I was born & raised nearby. Free. Nearby is the Angel Oak tree. Not to be missed! It was on my bucket list. Beautiful!

Thank margethomas387
Management response:Responded 21 September 2016

How great is it when you find new and exciting things in your own backyard? We are so glad you decided to check us out! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 26 July 2016

It was beautiful there, nice trolley tour of the property and a free factory tour. The gift shop is really nice- great teas!!!

Thank lorik399
Management response:Responded 21 September 2016

Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the tours and our teas!

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

An enjoyable tour of America's only tea plantation. Very interesting tram ride around the plantation and a tour of the processing facility. We were lucky it was processing the day we were there. Otherwise you only watch videos. Nice gift shop with lots of free...More

Thank boonesp
Management response:Responded 21 September 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed visiting CTP and taking the tour! And we're so glad you were able to catch a glimpse of what goes into processing our tea!

Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

One of our fave stops while visiting Charleston area. Worth the drive out and stop by the Angel Oak tree on the way! (Huge very old oak tree) Nice air conditioned gift shop with lots of tea samples and good factory tour that is led...More

Thank rubyreg4
Management response:Responded 21 September 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We love the drive out to Wadmalaw and making a pit stop at Angel Oak is always so nice! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed everything!

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Darrell M
How long is the driving time from Folly Beach orDowntown Charlestown?
22 March 2017|
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Response from Sanders3 | Reviewed this property |
30 to 40 mins - but it is such a pretty drive - well worth it - tree lined, scenic and the plantation is also such a lovely place.
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sweet_home_alabama1
I was just there and bought your tea. When I get home to Ohio what is Web site to purchase the tea?
2 February 2017|
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Response from ChattanoogaNB | Reviewed this property |
Bigelow family/Chn Tea Plantation contracted with Whole Foods to carry their Bigelow tea...an option for source of purchase.....
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luv_2_vacationalot
Hello, we will be taking a cruise and will have a stop from 7am to 3pm in mid December. Is it worth visiting during this time since the plants are dormant in the winter? Are they offering the trolley tours during this time period?
12 November 2016|
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Response from ScarboroughFair | Reviewed this property |
Hi, My question would be have you ever been to Charleston? If you have and think you have seen everything you want to see there, then this side trip to the tea plantation is worthwhile. However, if you've never been to... More
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