April 25, 2006

The birthplace of "American tea"

Recently, I was in Charleston, South Carolina. According to Charleston Tea, Charleston is the birthplace of tea in America. The french botanist, Francois Andre Michauz, brought the plants to the Lowcountry outside Charleston. Charleston Tea claims that "Charleston still grows descendants of these tea plants."

I did not visit the American Classic Tea plantation now owned by Bigelow Tea. I did not drink tea at the numerous tea houses in and around Charleston. But, I did receive a box of American Classic Tea in the wedding welcome bag at my hotel.

Tasting notes to follow.

P.S. I drank sweet tea and unsweetened ice tea. A blend of the two was almost as good as 1/2 (lemonade) and 1/2 (iced tea).

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