Now that the kids are back in school, it’s time for us to resume our daytime adventures!
We took a quick trip to Wadmalaw Island, SC to the Charleston Tea Plantation. As a southern girl, there are a few things in life that I will always love, and sweet tea is one of those things.
On our drive to the tea plantation, we had a chance to take in all of the beauty of Wadmalaw Island. The island itself has such a historic beauty to it. What I love is how the locals are making sure that it remains that way. Wadmalaw has not and nor can it be commercially developed, therefore much of the land remains untouched.
The Island is also home to other unique and historic attractions such as Deep Water Vineyard, the only domestic winery in Charleston, South Carolina as well as the Angel Oak, a Live Oak tree that is believed to be over 1,500 years old.
The century-old oak trees that surround the tea plantation frame to make a beautiful backdrop into one of South Carolina’s most prized treasures-the sweet tea.
There is so much history beauty behind the Charleston Tea Plantation and you can read all about that here.
One of our favorite parts of the visit was the trolley ride tour around the property. The trolley ride takes about 35-40 minutes, and the guide is absolutely hilarious, so I highly recommend taking the trolley! Another cool thing we learned was how the tea plantation is home to every venomous snake that lives in South Carolina, as well as an alligator named Randall (whose name came from the Monster’s Inc. character). While grossed out, I was also very intrigued! But trust me, I wasn’t hoping to see any!
There is also a tea bar where you can taste the various types of teas that are made on the plantation. Aaryn was a huge fan of the tea, and we were able to experience her first tantrum.
Do you enjoy tea? If so how do you like it? Follow me on social @NatashaVBrown and let me know!
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.