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Charleston Tea Plantation

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6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487-7006
+1 843-559-0383
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I was disappointed in our trip to the Charleston Tea Plantation. The shop is great with free... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
ceilidhsmith
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Canada
Great tour and shop!

We've done just about everything else in Charleston but continue to make it a destination in the... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
James B
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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” (105 reviews)
“gift shop” (312 reviews)
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6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487-7006
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

I was disappointed in our trip to the Charleston Tea Plantation. The shop is great with free samples of their tea, both hot and chilled + lots of other tea-related items, local favourites. We took the narrated video tour behind the shop, which was pretty...More

Thank ceilidhsmith
Management response:Responded 21 February 2017

Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We sincerely apologize that you were disappointed with your trip to CTP. We wish that the harvest season lasted all year long, but unfortunately our machines cannot run continually. Perhaps you would...More

Reviewed 8 February 2017

We've done just about everything else in Charleston but continue to make it a destination in the south for quick two or three night stopovers. Family recommended this tour and it was wonderful! As the only American tea plantation it is well worth the learning...More

1  Thank James B
Management response:Responded 21 February 2017

Hi James! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the plantation, and glad that you finally got the chance to come see us on one of your visits...More

Reviewed 7 February 2017

We enjoyed both the 'self-guided' video tour through the factory and also the Trolley Tour with Bob. There were plenty of free tea samples and a really nice gift shop, too. It was a great place for an afternoon activity that was interesting and a...More

Thank Leeanne H
Management response:Responded 21 February 2017

Hi Leeanne! Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the plantation and found it both interesting and informative. We take great pride in calling such a beautiful place home to...More

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

After spending some time at another landmark that morning, I was certain our children would be exhausted and find the plantation tour boring, so I dragged them along anyway. Much to my surprise, and despite their tiredness, they loved it! We watched the video tour...More

1  Thank aly77m
Management response:Responded 21 February 2017

Hi there! Thank you for your kind review! We are so happy that you and your children enjoyed your visit to the plantation, despite any fatigue you may have been feeling. Kids not only have fun on the trolley tour and learning about tea, but...More

Reviewed 2 February 2017

I had actually been there a few years before, but I went back with a friend. She loves tea and found this to be very informative and lots of fun. I don't care for tea, but I still find this to be a lot of...More

Thank Kathy M
Management response:Responded 21 February 2017

Hi Kathy! We're so glad to hear that you and your friend enjoyed your visit to the plantation. We really appreciate our frequent visitors, especially those who don't even care for tea! There really is something for everyone to enjoy here at CTP. Thanks again,...More

Reviewed 29 January 2017

Very educational tour that includes walking through the plant and also taking a very nice trolley tour of the plantation. We had the head guy so he was full of great personal information and you could feel his love of tea ! Enjoyed our half...More

Thank shari a
Management response:Responded 21 February 2017

Hi Shari, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review! We're happy to hear that you found your visit to the plantation both enjoyable and educational! We do love tea here at CTP and love sharing that passion with all of our...More

Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I was so unaware that Charleston was home to the only Tea Plantation in North America. Impressive is the fact that the founder has built it into such an efficient operation. Take the time while in Charleston to visit this working Tea Plantation and you'll...More

Thank Social_robin
Management response:Responded 29 January 2017

Hi, Robin! Thanks so much for your review! We are proud to be the only tea plantation in North America, and love to teach our visitors about the fascinating process of tea production. We're so glad that you found your visit informative and enjoyable! Thank...More

Reviewed 25 January 2017

We just happened on the tea plantation, but glad we did. Had a short tour of the factory where we learned the process of preparing the tea leaves. We also had a tour of the plantation. Bob, our guide, knew all about the running of...More

Thank lazyacres11892
Management response:Responded 29 January 2017

Hi, thank you so much for your kind review! We are also glad that you happened upon the plantation and that you enjoyed your visit with us! We appreciate your kind words, and hope you will come see us again sometime!

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must see if you go to Charlston SC. The one and only tea plantation in the whole United States. Very educational. I love there Island meant green tea & it's organic.

Thank 1scboy
Management response:Responded 29 January 2017

Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind words! We really appreciate your recommendation and are happy that you found your visit interesting and educational. We're so glad you enjoyed the plantation, we hope you'll come see us again sometime!

Reviewed 18 January 2017

We arrived on a beautifully warm and sunny January day and the Charleston Tea Plantation did not disappoint. As the staff suggested, we did the 'factory' tour first - a self guided 20 minute event where you watch videos of the tea growing and harvesting...More

1  Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
Management response:Responded 29 January 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind review! We could not have summed up the CTP experience better ourselves! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. We take pride in our friendly and knowledgeable staff,...More

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747deenam
4 October 2017|
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Response from charlestontea | Property representative |
Hi there, thank you for your interest in visiting our plantation! Please give us a call at (843) 559-0383 for information about our new parking arrangements.
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Lori T
12 September 2017|
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Response from charlestontea | Property representative |
Hi Lori, thanks for your question. Our tea plants start blooming at the end of September all through October, making this season the perfect time to come visit our plantation!
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Darrell M
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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