Charleston Tea Plantation is located on historic Wadmalaw
Island in the heart of the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The
history of the Island dates back to mid-June of 1666 when it is
believed that Captain Robert Sanford and the crew of the Berkeley
Bay landed on the shores of what is now known as Rockville, South
Carolina. On June 23, 1666, he and his crew claimed the land for
England and the Lords Proprietors. Today, Wadmalaw is considered
to be one of Charleston's most unspoiled islands. It is
approximately 10 miles long and 6 miles wide. The Island's only
connection to the mainland is a bridge that crosses over Church
Home to The
Charleston Tea Plantation, Wadmalaw provides the perfect
environment for propagating tea. With its sandy soils, sub-tropical
climate and average rainfall of 52 inches per year, Wadmalaw
possess idyllic conditions for the Camellia Sinensis plant. This
plant is currently used to produce both black and green teas and
exists in over 320 varieties on the 127 acre grounds of the
Charleston Tea Plantation.
Plantation sits right off Maybank Highway. Driving down Maybank
is like taking a step back in time. Wadmalaw has not and cannot be
commercially developed, therefore much of the land remains
untouched. The Island is also home to other unique and historic
attractions such as Irvin-House Vineyards, the only domestic winery
in Charleston, South Carolina as well as the Angel Oak,
a Live Oak tree that is believed to be over 1,500 years old.
Open 7 days a week, with the exception of a few holidays, the
Charleston Tea Plantation is the perfect place to take a day trip.
Bring the family, pack a lunch and enjoy the beauty of the tea
fields. The experience is not only educational but more importantly
one-of-a-kind. You will learn first-hand how tea is made during an
informative Factory Tour. You can also take an
enjoyable Trolley Ride through the tea fields, shop
our unique Plantation Gift Shop and help yourself to all of the
iced American Classic Tea you can drink.
Please feel free to call
us for more information or
If you need transportation
to the tea plantation, call local Charleston tour company
"Charleston's Finest Historic Tours" at 843-577-3311.