spautz wrote:There's only one tea plantation in the US: Charleston Tea Gardens. They were purchased by Bigelow a few years back, and the tea is now sold as "American Classic Tea" -- bagged only, unfortunately. (They supposedly used to sell loose tea, but I don't think it was very successful.)
You can order it online, and it's available at various stores in Charleston and the surrounding area. I have friends who swear it's superior to other grocery store bagged teas, but to my tastebuds it's still noticeably inferior to loose tea.
tbride00 wrote:Hey - the tea is currently being marketed in some markets but mostly available online. I'm hoping that Bigelow will open it up for tours in the Spring. I'll keep you posted...
Also, just FYI... American tea makes great sweet (iced) tea! Thanks for supporting the USA~