Charleston Tea Plantation

The Charleston Tea Plantation, home of American Classic Tea, features 127 acres of Camellia Sinensis tea plants, a working Tea Factory, and an educational Trolley Tour that explores the scenic grounds. On a school field trip to the Plantation students will learn the origin and history of tea, witness first hand the daily operations of a working tea farm and manufacturing plant, learn how the leaves are harvested and processed into tea, and experience the taste of American Classic Tea. Field trips include a Factory Tour, where students will be guided down a glass tour way overlooking the factory, and either a Historical Presentation or a Horticultural Presentation. Presentations will cover the history of tea with historical highlights of different countries and periods of time, including the American Revolution and its' ever famous Boston Tea Party; or include a visit to one of the numerous irrigation ponds during which a knowledgeable staff member will share facts about the Camelia Sinensis plant and its' resiliency. 
 
Contact Info 
Address: 6617 Maybank Highway, Charleston, SC 29487. Charleston County. Tel: 843-559-0383. Email: briley@rcbigelow.com. Website: www.charlestonteaplantation.com. Hrs: Mon. - Sat. 10AM - 4PM, Sun. 12PM - 4PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-8th. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm Length of Visit: 1+ hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies, Environmental Science.

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