The Charleston Tea Plantation on Wadmalaw Island welcomed several hundred visitors on Saturday afternoon to enjoy the First Flush Festival. Technically a celebration of the first tea harvest of the year, the event had the laid-back vibe of a family-friendly music festival. Attendees brought lawn chairs and coolers filled with beer. Several lovebirds chose to lay out on beach blankets in the shade and sip on wines from nearby Irving House Vineyards. The main focus of the crowd was the stage, where musical acts Shawn Mullins, Sons of Bill, and Jay Clifford performed. Although several food vendors were on hand, the line at the Home Team BBQ tent was by far the longest. Luckily the wait for treats like funnel cake, shaved ice, and boiled peanuts was shorter. Kids dragged their parents to the inflatable jump castles while music enthusiasts waited in line for autographs from Mullins and others. The afternoon was perfected by an endless supply of complimentary cold sweet tea, fresh from the fields.