Summerville Tea Plantation | History of SC Slide Collection

Summerville Tea Plantation
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One of the more unusual agricultural ventures in South Carolina has been the successful tea plantation located in Summerville. Here in the Pinehurst Tea Gardens are the fragile tea plants in the foreground, with the stables and barns of the plantation in the background. The tea was harvested by young African-Americans, for whom the tea factory provided a school in the winter.

Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.

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