Tea Plantation
The only tea plantation in North America
Visited 6 May 2016
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Distances to other tea-growing countries.
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Before the trolley tour there is a 10-minute presentation in the factory about the processing of tea.
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No longer used for the Lowcountry Loop, this trolley takes visitors around the tea plantation.
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The driver and guide introduces himself as passengers board for the plantatioin tour.
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Looking toward some of the tea plants. Tea requires no fertilizer or pest control. The shrubs thrive as long as the soil and weather conditions are right.
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Young tea plants. When they reach the proper age, they will be transplanted on the land not presently used.
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The young plants require a certain amount of water in order to help them grow and keep them viable before they can be transplanted.
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Close=up of a young plant nearly ready for transplanting.
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Charleston Tea Plantation shop and factory. One may drink free tea inside all day.
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