IN THE BEGINNINGIN THE BEGINNINGWhat Set Sir Thomas apart was that, in an age when tea was a rare and expensive luxury, he believed that anyone should be able to enjoy tea at its best.// THE BEGINNINGIN THE BEGINNING800800



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Ready for a little bit of history? Our story began way back in the 1800s with the vision of one man, our very own Sir Thomas Lipton. From humble beginnings in a tenement building in Glasgow, Sir Thomas would rise to become a world-renowned entrepreneur, yachtsman and of course, tea merchant extraordinaire.

At the tender age of just 16, Sir Thomas signed up as a cabin boy and ventured to the USA where he held a series of jobs before returning to Scotland to help his parents run their grocery store.