The rich culture of Charleston extends far beyond the city limits. On your next visit, take the short drive out to the Charleston Tea Plantation and experience the timeless beauty of South Carolina first hand. Tour the historic plantation and admire the acres of tea bushes that stretch out in every direction as far as the eye can see! While you’re here, don’t forget to take advantage of our complimentary Destination Guide! Full of the area’s best restaurants, historical attractions, and exciting events, our guide is the perfect tool for building the Charleston vacation of your dreams!
Discover the History and Flavors of Charleston Tea Plantation
About the Plantation
The Charleston Tea Plantation is the only tea plantation in North American, making it your best glimpse into the secrets of the tea-growing process without flying thousands of miles! The plantation is located on Wadmalaw Island just a few miles south of Charleston. The island dates back to 1666 and is considered today to be one of the Lowcountry’s most well-preserved and untouched pieces of land. The plantation was purchased by the Bigelow Tea Company in 2003, and the rest is history! Come by for a taste on your next visit to Charleston!
The Charleston Tea Plantation cherishes the opportunity to share their passion for the American tea story with their visitors every day of the week. For $14, you can take the plantation Trolley Tour! The tour takes around 45 minutes and gives you the opportunity to see more of the plantation than you would be able to see on foot. Founder Bill Hall leads the way and narrates a portion of
Charleston Tea Plantation Products
When tea planters from China and India brought some of their finest selections of tea leaves to Wadmalaw Island, they never would have guessed that the descendants of those plants would still be thriving over 100 years later. Charleston Tea Plantation is the embodiment of that deep-rooted lineage and now offers a wide variety of brews and flavors! Shop their products in their store today!
Where to Stay Near Charleston, SC
After you’re done exploring the beauty of the Lowcountry, escape to the Andell Inn for a restful stay in our gorgeous boutique hotel. Refresh with a dip in our Saltwater Pool or unwind with a hand-crafted cocktail at the Porch Bar. Finding a relaxing way to spend the evening has never been easier!
For example, our King Studio suites offer guests an incredible opportunity to stay in a room that offers both artful decor as well as modern functionality and convenience. Each room is equipped with a fully functional kitchen, a comfortable work space, a king-size bed, and much more! For the complete southern-hospitality experience, book your next stay at the Andell Inn.