Charleston Tea Garden, Wadmalaw Island

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Tours the factory and grounds of Charleston Tea Garden, 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 Garden.
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  • My husband and I really enjoyed our visit to the Tea Garden. We love attractions like this where we get to learn new things! Trolley guide was very nice and knowledgeable. 
    My husband and I really enjoyed our visit to the Tea Garden. We love attractions like this where we get to learn new things! Trolley guide was very nice and knowledgeable.  more »
  • My niece Keonnie, grand-nephew Quentin and I (Sharon Tanco) visited the Charleston Tea Plantation a few days ago. What a grand experience! We took the 3:30 tour and it was delightful, me being an... 
    My niece Keonnie, grand-nephew Quentin and I (Sharon Tanco) visited the Charleston Tea Plantation a few days ago. What a grand experience! We took the 3:30 tour and it was delightful, me being an...  more »
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  • We enjoyed our visit to the tea farm, great tour guide on the trolley and very informative. The factory tour was good and fun to watch. The gift shop had hot and cold teas to try. We had a chance to try the first cut tea of the season which had a rich and buttery flavor. Lots of cute tea items in the shop. They have a wonderful place under trees with picnic tables and nice bathroom facilities.
  • A wonderful little experience to fill 2 hours. A cute gift shop with many tea products and free tea samples (hot and cold). A free factory tour that is video led and allows you to see in on the small operation. We paid for the trolley ride through the tea fields with a stop at the greenhouse. It's not super cheap, but a great way to view the only tea farm in North America. We enjoyed it with our kids and would recommend it as something to do during a visit out to see the 400 year old Angel Oak tree and park.

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