Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tea Grown In America

Tea is consumed by millions of Americans annually. Most tea we buy is most likely made from leaves grown in China and India. But what about the good old USA? Well, there is one tea plantation in North America that grows tea, the Charleston Tea Plantation located at 6617 Maybank Hwy in Wadmalaw Island.
This is a great place to take the family to tour the 127 acre plantation. That's right........tea grown in America. There is an air conditioned trolley tour that takes travels throughout the plantation where you will witness hundreds of thousands of tea bushes. In addition there is a large facility that shows how the tea leaves are made into tea from bush to cup.
Charleston, South Carolina is apparently the only location suitable in North America to grow tea leaves because of its sandy soil and sub tropical humid climate.
If you come down to Charleston or are an avid tea lover, come down to the Charleston Tea Plantation. There is even an great gift shop where one can taste several types of tea.

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