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....
 

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