The Battle of the Teabags

Here's a quick quiz. It's all of one question, so don't be intimidated. What's the best shape for a teabag? To the best of my knowledge - and not taking into consideration novelty type items - the most popular choices would be the standard rectangular teabag, the somewhat more modern round teabag, and the positively …

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Evolution of the Tea Bag

Tea bags have been around since the early 1900s. Back then they were hand sewn from silk muslin.  Thomas Sullivan, a New York coffee and tea merchant, is credited with being the first person to market his tea in bags. It wasn't long before machines were invented to manufacture the tea bags.  Many other innovations followed and tea …

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The Great Bag Debate

My grandfather came to the US via port-of-call in Boston. He left Birmingham as a young man and sailed to America to find a better life. When he came to the US, the tea he knew was loose, despite the fact that teabags were invented in 1907. Teabags were initially made from Chinese silk and …

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