The Charleston Tea Plantation


Welcome to the Charleston Tea Plantation!  For tea lovers, we promise a once in a lifetime experience.  We're the only tea plantation in North America* where you can see hundreds of thousands of tea bushes stretching out acre after acre for almost as far as the eye can see.  There is no admission charge. The only charge you will incur is one for the trolley tour.

The Bigelow family, William Barclay Hall and the staff of the plantation stand ready to bring you the tea experience of your life.  We're located on picturesque Wadmalaw Island in the heart of the lowcountry just a few miles south of the historic city of Charleston.

In addition to our many acres of tea plants, we offer a very educational tour of our tea factory.  You get to walk the entire length of our tea production building where you can see all the equipment it takes to make tea.  Large TV screens along the glassed in gallery describe the entire process.  As mentioned, we also offer a 45 minute trolley ride, which makes a stop at our state of the art greenhouse.  Last but not least is our gift shop, stocked with more tea related items than you can possibly imagine.  Last year some sixty five thousand people from all over the world came to visit us.  We'd love to have you be one of them this coming year.

*There are many hundreds of tea plantations in the world.  With the exception of the Charleston Tea Plantation, they're all located in Asia, Africa and South America, many thousands of miles from our shores.


Guests in line to enjoy a scenic trolley tour

Guests in line to enjoy a scenic trolley tour


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Charleston Tea Plantation’s Gift Shop

Charleston Tea Plantation’s Gift Shop


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Waddy the Frog

Waddy the Frog

Waddy The Frog

Located on our front porch, Waddy is the mascot of the Charleston Tea Plantation. 

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