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Monday, January 7, 2013

Christmas Gift -- Charleston Tea

My youngest son visited the Charleston Tea Plantation, in Charleston South Carolina just before Christmas and so I was the lucky Mom who received Charleston Tea as part of my Christmas gift.

The Charleston Tea Plantation is on Wadmalaw Island in the South Carolina Low Country. That would be way south facing the Atlantic with its back to Georgia. Before you ask, yes, there is an Upcountry South Carolina, way up in the northwest corner close to Asheville, NC and bordering on Tennessee.  

They enjoyed the tour and tea at the plantation. He's a history buff - hence the visit to Charleston (and Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie and others) and apparently learned a lot about history of growing tea in the "colonies."  The sandy soil and sub-tropical climate of the South Carolina Low Country provide a perfect environment for growing the Camellia Sinensis tea plant which produces both black and green teas. 

My Christmas gift included some Charleston Breakfast Tea which is a full bodied black tea and a Plantation Peach tea - a perfect southern gift.  Accompanying it was a beautiful English china flowered mug that he also bought there, and it came with the Charleston Tea Shopping Bag in the photo. 

If you are a tea drinker or would just like to learn more about the history of tea in this country visit their website:

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