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Charleston Tea Plantation

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6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
+1 843-559-0383
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A fun little tour

We did this tour yesterday since I wanted to do something different. We did the video factory tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amy D
Baltimore, MD
via mobile
Charming, An Unexpected Pleasant Surprise

I was with several family members and none of us are big on tea but we thought we would check it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lisa B
Shelbyville, Tennessee, United States
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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
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“trolley ride” (102 reviews)
“gift shop” (293 reviews)
“factory tour” (245 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
+1 843-559-0383
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did this tour yesterday since I wanted to do something different. We did the video factory tour which I thought was really interesting given that I knew nothing about the tea process before then. We also did the trolley tour with Jim who was...More

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was with several family members and none of us are big on tea but we thought we would check it out. We were very glad we did. Cute gift shop that offered samples of hot and cold flavored teas. The gift shop also had...More

1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited the Charleston Tea Foundation and found it very charming. The drive out to Wadmalaw Island is scenic and it is well worth seeking out this farm (it's easy to get to). The factory tour is free and lasts about 15 minutes. I...More

Thank Su-sea
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gift shop/main building offers a quick 20 minute tour through a part of the factory and provides a quick video information on the plantation and their tea making process. the gift shop also has a sample area that lets you try out their teas before...More

Thank Rainbow S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can get over the excessive swarms of love bugs, then sit back and enjoy this tour. But hold onto your seat! The dips and ruts can knock you down. As you go through the tour you start to wonder if you can plant...More

Thank Patty F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a drive from Charleston but so worth it. There were hot and cold teas for tasting. A tour through the tea processing facility. You could purchase a trolley ride through the fields which was well worth the price.

Thank trbhaynes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place to visit! They offered free tastings of the teas they made there! We thought the tour of the factory was interesting. The best part was the trolley tour of the grounds. Our tour guide was incredibly informative and very enjoyable!!!...More

Thank Gooddayz4Whalens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It started out cloudy, but began to rain by the time we arrived at the Charleston Tea Plantation. Luckily, we were still able to take the trolley tour (small fee) of the grounds. The tour guide was great and seemed to love his job. After...More

Thank NativeNewYorker11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only Tea Plantation in North America! If you like tea and would like to see how it is grown and processed make this a must see. The factory tour and plantation are free. To have a narrated tour on a non air conditioned trolley...More

Thank ctgal2015
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hi! Thank you so much for your kind review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed touring our plantation and sampling our wide variety of delicious tea. Thank you for stopping by, and we hope you'll come back to visit soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the only plantation in Charleston that lets you on grounds for FREE! factory tour is also free. Only charge is for a trolley tour of the plantation. Very fair price of $12. Very informative and interesting. Free tea samples inside gift shop.

Thank Tamera W
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tamera, thank you for your review! Our trolley tours the entire plantation and is very popular with visitors-- we're glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Thank you for visiting us, and we hope to see you again soon!

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Lori T
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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.
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.....