Origin of the silk tea bag

Until last century all tea was sold in large bags or in tins. Then, in 1904, a New York merchant called Thomas Sullivan began shipping tea to his customers in small silk bags. The customers found that it was easy to brew the tea in the silk bags - and the tea bag was born! -

Until last century all tea was sold in large bags or in tins. Then, in 1904, a New York merchant called Thomas Sullivan began shipping tea to his customers in small silk bags. The customers found that it was easy to brew the tea in the silk bags - and the tea bag was born! -

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