It’s in the bag
It was actually a New York merchant, Thomas Sullivan, who invented the tea bag – by accident. Sullivan sent samples of tea to his customers in silk bags and they assumed that both the tea and bag should be put in the pot. It worked surprisingly well, and the tea bag was born.
A great big thank you
So next time you join us for a refreshing cup of Lipton® tea, be sure to raise a cup to the rich history of folk who made tea the great thing it is today. Thanks everyone!