Only in very small quantities and very few locations. As of now, there is one commercial tea garden – Bigelow’s Tea Garden in Charleston, South Carolina. Individuals in Hawaii, calling themselves the Hawaii Tea Society, are also trying to promote tea production in that state.
Additional citation: http://www.bigelowtea.com/plantation.aspx
Yes, tea is grown in a few areas in the United States, although not nearly at the levels of the Asian and other tea producing regions. Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, South Carolina, and Alabama are all US states that currently produce tea. Hawaii is now getting recognition for it’s hand-produced teas, and South Carolina is famous for it’s Bigelow-owned plantation. Roy Fong of Imperial Tea Court has purchased land just outside of San Francisco, California and wants to use it to grow tea.
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