Tea History: Some Fun Facts

THE TEA BAG Invention An American tea merchant named Thomas Sullivan, Invented the "Tea Bag" As a tea salesman, he decided to send some tea samples to his customer to try. However, he had not ...

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THE TEA BAG Invention
An American tea merchant named Thomas Sullivan, Invented the "Tea Bag"
As a tea salesman, he decided to send some tea samples to his customer to try. However, he had not yet figured out a way that he would send these loose tea samples. He then came up with a clever idea to individually wrap the loose teas in small silk bags. He was under the assumption that his prospective clients would open the bags of loose tea and pour them into their cups to test. Instead, they chose to steep the tea in its beautiful silk bag as they presumed they should. Shortly after, Thomas Sullivan began receiving phone calls from his customers who were overwhelmingly happy. This unique concept resulted in many orders for this new product and was the start of a whole new industry. In the 1920's, production soared. Silk eventually gave way to gauze. In 1935 strings & tags were attached to the bags to identify the cup & pot size it would yield, as well as the advertising of the manufacturer. The "Tea Bag" with string and tag was then introduced to Brittain and now 80-90% of all tea sold in Brittain is bagged. Today, many people have never experienced a cup of tea brewed with loose leaves, and bags are now made with many varieties of cloth.

ICED TEA invention
In 1904, a tea merchant and plantation owner named Richard Blechynden, attended the "Worlds Fair" as a vendor offering free hot tea samples in hopes of future sales. It was an extremely hot day so no one was interested. He decided to dump ice into the hot tea to cool it down. He then had an "Egyptian Fan Dancer" serve the "Iced Tea" to all passers by and WaLa!!! This was the beginning of a whole new industry.

With the holidays approaching, tea can be a wonderful addition to your holiday feast.
You may want to try this cozy tantalizing recipe.
(Your guests will love it)

Ingredients: 4 oz. Of Black Chai Tea 6 oz. Of warm milk 12 oz. of boiling water A pinch of vanilla bean shavings A pinch of cinnamon A cinnamon stick A Large scoop of whipped cream 1 Tablespoon of honey
Instructions:
Boil the water as you warm the milk separately.Steep the tea in the boiling water and add honey.
Add vanilla to the milk and mix both liquids.Put whipped cream on top and sprinkle cinnamon.Add your cinnamon stick for finishing touch.Sweet liquor can be added for a festive "Twist"

Please tune in next month for another in depth look into the world of Tea.
Thank You For Your Interest