Bigelow's Tea Garden - the Charleston Tea Plantation.

Our Tea Plantation

The Charleston Tea Plantation is America's tea garden, and is the home of American Classic Tea, tea grown and produced in America. 

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Tour the Charleston Tea Plantation

Did you know that Bigelow Tea owns the Charleston Tea Plantation?


In 2003, the Bigelow Family purchased the Charleston Tea Plantation and formed a partnership with former owner William Barclay Hall. The Bigelows realized the value of this living piece of American history and decided that it must be preserved. The Bigelows shared their sixty-five years of knowledge and experience in the specialty tea business with the Plantation and its American Classic brand. Consequently, the Charleston Tea Plantation has transformed into a true American icon and American Classic Teas have continued to prosper as a result of consumers wanting to experience tea grown and produced in America. Today the Charleston Tea Plantation offers more than just a cup of fresh tea. Thanks to the Bigelow Family, the true working tea farm presents a learning experience unlike any other in the country!


Located on picturesque Wadmalaw Island in the heart of the Lowcountry of South Carolina, the Bigelows invite you to experience the beauty and charm of their beloved Charleston Tea Plantation...View acres and acres of breathtaking Camellia Sinensis tea plants as far as the eye can see, learn first-hand how tea is made during an informative Factory Tour, take an enjoyable Trolley Ride through the tea fields and help yourself to all of the iced American Classic Tea you can drink. Also be sure to visit the unique Plantation Gift Shoppe. Here you can shop a vast variety of teapots and accessories as well as Charleston Tea Plantation souvenirs and of course American Classic Teas.


During the Factory Tour, the Bigelows themselves, via flat screen televisions, guide you down a glass tourway overlooking the factory. This Tour will educate you about the history of tea, the harvesting and production of American Classic Tea and the story of the Charleston Tea Plantation. On the Trolley Tour, you can enjoy a scenic ride around the 127 acre farm. The Tour is narrated by William Barclay Hall, founder of American Classic Tea and world renowned Tea Taster. He will educate you about the history of America's tea garden while challenging your knowledge of tea.


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 when visiting the Lowcountry of South Carolina . 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!

 

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