One of a handful of American tea plantations – and the country’s second largest – calls Fairhope home. Try a cup during “Tea for Two” each Tuesday at 2pm (naturally) at the History Museum of Fairhope, where “Hurricane Blend Tea” is served up with local lore during a weekly lecture series. The Museum’s Director Donnie Barrett rescued a few battered tea plants from an Auburn University experimental station after Hurricane Frederic, determined to nurse them to health. Today, Donnie’s tea plantation at his home just outside Fairhope boasts 60,000 plants, regular tour buses and feature stories that have garnered the beloved local near-celebrity status. Sample a steaming cup of green, black or white tea (they all come from the same plant within the camellia family says Donnie) or even join in a tea leaf picking party! Check in with Donnie at the Museum.
Fairhope Museum of History
24 N. Section Street
Free Admission – Tuesday to Saturday 9am – 5pm