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Charleston Tea Plantation
6617 Maybank Highway,
Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
Latitude: 32.619966 Longitude: -80.189141
This tour is free
Over 60 years ago my mother, Ruth Campbell Bigelow changed the way we drink tea in the United States. An avid tea connoisseur, Ruth thought tea drinkers like herself would enjoy a more zestfully flavored tea. Happening upon a special colonial recipe that called for tea to be blended with orange peel and spices, she decided to try and re-create what she felt sounded like a wonderful idea. After much trial and error in the family kitchen, she finally hit upon what she thought was the best tasting recipe. After sharing samples with family, friends and acquaintances, one of them reported back that her new tea had caused nothing but constant comments. Thus the "Constant Comment"® name was born.
In the ensuing years, my wife Eunice and I along with our two daughters have carried on expanding Ruth's idea with many new flavors in tea, herb teas, green teas, and iced teas. Bigelow Teas have grown and grown until today you can find a generous selection in virtually every supermarket in the United States. Little could my mother ever have imagined that the little tea company she started so many years ago would sell over a billion cups of tea this past year.
My wife Eunice and I hope you will enjoy your visit to our web site. Not only do we look forward to telling you about our teas but we also have some new products that we're very excited about. And our "On the Web" Gift Shop has some ninety different gifts that are sure to please family and friends. Hopefully, you can find just the right gift for that next occasion.
One last thing, because we're a family owned company we put lots of time and attention into each and every tea we make. Our goal is to make sure you get the best tasting cup of tea possible. Because we think flavor is so important, we overwrap and seal each and every tea bag in a stay fresh foil packet so that all the goodness stays in until you get ready to have a cup of tea.
Visit our tea plantation where you can see tea harvested and processed.
Tours are Wednesday through Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday: noon to 4 pm.