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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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We stopped here, on our way out of town. We took the tour, which was interesting. Wasn’t really... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
TarponNancy
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Holiday, Florida
Very Interesting and Informative

A friend and I love hot tea so a trip to Tea Plantation made our short list of places to visit on a... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
yolanda h
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Alabama
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“trolley ride” (104 reviews)
“gift shop” (301 reviews)
“factory tour” (250 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We stopped here, on our way out of town. We took the tour, which was interesting. Wasn’t really worth the trip for us, though. Did enjoy the teas we bought at the shop.More

Thank TarponNancy
Management response:Responded 30 November 2016

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review! We're sorry to hear that you didn't feel your trip was worth it. We recommend that our guests take both our factory and trolley tours to really get an idea of what we do...More

Reviewed 15 November 2016

A friend and I love hot tea so a trip to Tea Plantation made our short list of places to visit on a recent trip to Charleston It is a bit of a drive (about 20 miles) to get to the Tea Plantation but it...More

Thank yolanda h
Management response:Responded 30 November 2016

Hi Yolanda! Thank you for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the plantation, although we are sorry to hear that you weren't able to see our tea being processed. Much to our dismay, we cannot process everyday! However, we still...More

Reviewed 15 November 2016

I went to Wadmalaw Island to see if I could find my grandfather's house. My husband was with me but he is the type of person who has to do something. The Charleston Tea Plantation was his something to do. It is an interesting place...More

Thank bigyellowdogmum
Management response:Responded 30 November 2016

Hi there! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review! We're glad you found our plantation interesting. We brew all of our own tea, which we offer samples of in our gift shop, and are proud to be North America's only tea plantation!...More

Reviewed 14 November 2016

Visited this plantation November, 2016. One of the most interesting tours and definitely worth your time. You don't just quickly pass by parts that are educational and informative. Everything is done very well and professionally, and all staff are patient and kind. I know the...More

1  Thank Mema235
Management response:Responded 30 November 2016

Thank you so much for your kind review! We love to hear that our guests enjoyed their visit with us while learning something along the way. We take pride in our professional and knowledgeable staff, and appreciate your comments greatly. We hope you'll come see...More

Reviewed 10 November 2016

Obviously this is a great stop if you're a tea lover, but even if you're not, the movie and the guide are so informative, it's worth taking the time to see. There is a very extensive gift shop and samples of several varieties of both...More

Thank Barbara V
Management response:Responded 30 November 2016

Hi Barbara! Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. We also think that both tea lovers and non-tea lovers can find something to enjoy down here at the plantation, whether it's learning about tea...More

Reviewed 31 October 2016

I am a tea lover so when I picked up a brochure at the welcome center on a recent trip to Charleston, I knew I had to go. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The gift shop staff are very pleasant in helping you figure...More

1  Thank Dawn386
Management response:Responded 30 November 2016

Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review! We're glad you enjoyed your factory and trolley tours, as well as simply walking around our beautiful plantation. We are lucky to call such a beautiful piece of earth our home. And even luckier that...More

Reviewed 29 October 2016

We enjoyed the plantation shuttle tour, our conversation with William (Bill) Barclay Hall, the 13 minute audio of the tea processing in the factory, the tea tasting and gift shop. We will return again!More

Thank ChattanoogaNB
Management response:Responded 30 November 2016

Thank you for your kind review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed so many aspects of your visit with us; we know Bill enjoyed talking with you as well! Thanks again for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you on your next...More

Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had a great education at this wonderful site and the gift shop is just excellent. Take time to watch the tea production if it is in process.

Thank Blondedawg
Management response:Responded 30 November 2016

Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and felt that you even learned a little something, too. We hope you will come and see us again!

Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had a great time on the tour , you go on a trolley to the green house and it takes you all over the plantation. Also has a great gift shop . Real nice day

Thank Penny F
Management response:Responded 30 November 2016

Thanks so much for your kind review, Penny! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your trolley tour and visiting our gift shop. We hope you'll come back and see us again sometime!

Reviewed 28 October 2016

We love to explore local attractions in the Low Country, and we are so glad we visited the Charleston Tea Plantation. It is a fairly quick visit.....it doesn't take all day like some of the plantations tours take. We went in early morning (which was...More

1  Thank allthewrightstuff
Management response:Responded 30 November 2016

Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind, thoughtful review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. We understand that children may not be totally interested in the tea making process, but we hope they will enjoy the trolley, running...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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