Tea Trivia Day 18
Posted by Kimiko URIU on May 02, 2011 (0 Comments)
How or why was the tea bag invented?
Yes it was an accident.
In 1904, Thomas Sulivan who was a tea merchant in New York sent out samples to his potential buyers. He used silk sacks instead of tin cans which were normally used in order to reduce costs. The potential buyers did not remove the tea from the silk bag but brewed up the tea in the silk sample bags. They loved the little bags and suddenly everyone was ordering the tea in the little bags.