Wadmalaw Island is an island situated in Charleston Region, South Carolina, United States.

Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina is located normally to the southwest of Johns Island as well as greater than halfway encircled by it. To the north it is bordered by Church Creek; to the northeast as well as eastern by Bohicket Creek; to the south by the North Edisto River; and also to the west by the Bohicket Creek. The island’s only link to the landmass is by means of a bridge over Church Creek. The island has to do with 10 miles long by 6 miles wide. It has an acreage of 108.502 kilometres ² (41.893 sq mi). The 2000 demographics reported a populace of 2,611 individuals. 

Wadmalaw Island was landed upon by Captain Robert Sandford and also the team of the Berkeley Bay in mid-June 1666 after an adventure up the Bohicket Creek. It is thought that Sandford landed where Rockville, South Carolina currently rests. On June 23, 1666, Captain and also crew carried out the ritual of grass and also twig, asserting the land for England as well as the Lords Proprietors.

In 1670, 148 colonists showed up as well as chose the west bank of the Ashley (Kiawah) River. They survived the first 4 years of bad plant manufacturing with the generosity of citizens who shared beans and corn. They later moved to what is currently Charleston.

In 1890, planters arranged the very first sailing regatta at Rockville, less than a mile from the tea hacienda. The 120th Rockville Regatta was kept in August, 2010.

In even more current times, The Lipton Tea Company ran an experimental tea ranch on Wadmalaw Island from 1960 up until 1987, when it was sold to Mack Fleming and Expense Hall. These gentlemen converted the speculative ranch into a working tea ranch. The Charleston Tea Vineyard utilized a converted cotton picker and tobacco farmer to mechanically gather the tea. The Charleston Tea Ranch offered tea mail order known as American Classic Tea and also produced Sam’s Selection Instant Tea, offered through Sam’s Clubs. American Classic Tea has been the main tea of the White House since 1987. In 2003, Bigelow Tea Business acquired the Charleston Tea Vineyard and momentarily closed the plantation in order to restore it. The plantation reopened in January 2006. Tours are currently supplied of this last continuing to be working Tea Farm in America. Wadmalaw currently generates Firefly, a wonderful tea flavored vodka. It is popular throughout the Southern United States as a result of its recognizable taste and also social relevance.

In spite of its expansive dimension as well as distance to the significant visitor destinations of Charleston, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, and also Folly Beach, Wadmalaw Island is a refreshingly uninhabited, quiet, and also authentically neighborhood realm of the South Carolina region, with simply a couple of shocks for site visitors hidden under acres of real-time oaks.

The Charleston Tea Ranch lies about twenty miles southern of Charleston, South Carolina on Wadmalaw Island. Had by the Bigelow Tea Firm, it grows the tea marketed under the brand American Classic Tea and also Charleston Tea Plantation from the Camellia sinensis plant. Annually they made use of to host the First Flush Festival celebrating the beginning of the harvest period.