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Bigelow Tea Is Gushing Over Charleston Tea Plantation’s First Flush

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Nothing excites Bigelow Tea more than seeing new growth, especially at the Charleston Tea Plantation! Every spring, their Camellia Sinensis plants reawaken from a winter slumber with a fresh batch of tea leaves known collectively as the First Flush. What makes this First Flush special is that these pristine leaves become the basis for First Flush Tea, a limited edition and unique tea traditionally reserved only for Royalty. And make note, this tea sells out quickly because it’s only around once every season.

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Of course, there’s always time to visit the Charleston Tea Plantation. Based on Wadmalaw Island, in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, Bigelow Tea fans can learn how various tea blends like American Classic Tea are produced here by going on free daily factory tours where Bigelow’s manufacturing process from crop to cup is explained and you learn about the differences in the production of greenblack and Oolong teas among other tea points of interest. Plus while you’re here, you can explore the grounds of America’s largest tea garden by buying a ticket and hopping on a trolley tour. Keep your phone out to snap some scenic pics like this great shot that Merydie Ross posted on her Instagram. And don’t forget to purchase some tea before heading home so you can have a little bit of Charleston in your cupboard.  Enjoy and happy spring!

News from the Charleston Tea Plantation

News from the Charleston Tea Plantation: The first tea harvest for 2008 will take place this Wednesday May 7th. We will be building inventory for our First Flush Festival which takes place on May 17th.  Go here for more information.

The weather continues to be dry here on Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, therefore the leaves are a little behind their normal growth. However, there will be plenty of tea ready for the festival. 

Put your order in soon for the First Flush Tea, call directly to place your order 843 559 0383. The quantity is limited!

Bill Hall, Partner
Charleston Tea Plantation