Thursday, 30 April 2015

How The Tea Bag Was Invented

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Contrary to popular belief (and what every single tea manufacturer says on their websites), it was not tea merchant Thomas Sullivan who invented the tea bag in 1908.

While he did (probably independently, given his reported design was quite inferior to the original) invent a tea bag that year, he was beat out by about seven years by Roberta C. Lawson and Mary Molaren of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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