Trivia of the Day – September 2

Who is credited with the invention of tea bags?

  1. Duchess of Bedford
  2. Sir Thomas Lipton
  3. Mr. Thomas Sullivan
  4. Second Earl Grey

 

 

 

Answer: 3

Thomas Sullivan was a New York tea and coffee merchant during the early 1900’s.  Merchants used to send tea samples in tins.  Thomas Sullivan decided to send the samples in paper packages to cut cost.  The customers who received the sample, instead of troubling themselves with taking the tea out of the package, decided to put the entire package with paper into hot water.  Sullivan started marketing tea bags after realizing this new way of brewing tea.

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