Who Invented the Tea Bag?

Until this century, all tea was sold in large bags or in tins.

Then in 1904, a New York merchant named Thomas Sullivan began shipping tea to his customers in small silk bags.

The customers found that it was easy to brew the tea right in the silk bags, and the tea bag was born!

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