Situated in the heart of the Low Country of South Carolina, on a stretch of land known as Wadmalaw Island, is the Charleston Tea Plantation. Connected to the mainland by bridge, the island is just 10 miles long and six miles wide and offers the ideal climate for propagating tea.
Setting off from the port, you’ll take a scenic drive passing by beautiful marshlands and through lovely oak-shaded roads. En-route, your knowledgeable guide will provide an interesting commentary on the large plantations that once occupied the area. Upon arrival at the plantation, you’ll enjoy a fascinating audio visual tour of the Tea Factory and learn first hand how tea is made. Discover how tea planters brought their finest tea bushes from China, India, and Ceylon to the South Carolina Low Country more than 100 years ago, and how the plantation was established. You’ll also take an informative and enjoyable narrated trolley ride though the tea fields. During your visit, there will be an opportunity to try a sample of the tea and perhaps purchase a souvenir from the gift shop.
Afterwards, sit back and relax and enjoy more of the countryside surroundings on the return drive to the port.
This excursion will operate by coach, trolley and on foot. This tour involves a moderate level of walking over relatively flat ground, including some steps. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.