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SUMMERVILLE: Birthplace of sweet tea?

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There are many reasons to be LowCountry Proud, but here's one that you may not have heard of -- Summerville is the birthplace of sweet tea.

In the 1880s Dr. Charles Sheppard opened a tea plantation in Dorchester County. It was the first tea plantation in the United States. Officials in Summerville have now started the "Sweet Tea Trail" that allows you to visit the stops in the history of sweet tea and how they relate to the Lowcountry.

Click the video tab to see the history of sweet tea and why it makes the LowCountry Proud.

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