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Wadmalaw Island And Charleston Tea Plantation
Charleston is rich in history and natural resources. One of our local splendors is the Charleston Tea Plantation on Wadmalaw Island. Wadmalaw is about 20 miles south of Charleston and is connected to Johns Island by only one bridge over Church Creek. Captain Robert Sanford discovered the island in 1966, and he claimed the land for England and the Lords Proprietors. The island’s rich soil is perfect for the Camellia Sinensis tea plant, which can produce both black and green teas. There are over 320 varieties of this plant on the grounds of the Charleston Tea Plantation, which produce nine flavors of tea. This plantation provides the only brand of tea in the world that is completely grown in America!
Bigelow Tea purchased the plantation in 2003 and still produces American Classic Tea. Open seven days a week, visitors can take a tour of the tea factory, enjoy a trolley ride around the grounds, visit the gift shop, and sip on as much iced tea as they can handle! The grounds are available for weddings and events. The Charleston Tea Plantation often hosts music festivals, such as the annual First Flush Festival. The “first flush” is the growth of new leaves on the tea plants, which only occurs once a year and offers a unique flavor. The celebration happens every May and features a large music festival.
With quiet, natural landscapes, Wadmalaw Island has a great deal to offer. Be sure to visit the Firefly Distillery and Deep Water Vineyard when you come to visit! Once you fall in love with the area, check out the beautiful home at 2280 Leadenwah Drive!
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