Sunday, August 10, 2008

Charleston Tea Plantation Visit

The reason for our "detour" through Charleston on the way to the beach at Hilton Head was so that we, well ok, I admit it was so that I could visit the Charleston Tea Plantation, America's Only Tea Garden. It is a 127 acres of tea plants (camellia sinensis) located at Wadmalaw Island in the South Carolina Lowcountry about 20 miles south of Charleston.
Our visit began with a trolley tour through the tea fields you can see in the photos above. The middle two photos are of the mature plants. The bottom photo is of a field of young plants. The top photo needs no explanation. You can tell from my smile that I was thoroughly enjoying the tea experience while tolerating the high temperatures and humidity.
Watch for more photos and posts to come in the next few days....


Martha said...

Love that sign! I am so looking forward to reading about your visit here and seeing the photos. I'd love to visit it someday. Thanks for sharing.

Bernideen said...

Hope you have a great time!

bennie and patsy said...

Found you on Alice's blog. Thank's for the tour. I am getting so educated bloging. Love it.


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