Friday, October 15, 2010

Lipton Tea

Thomas J. Lipton was born in 1850 in Glasgow, Scotland.  At 15 he went to the States with $8.00 in his pocket.  After working in various jobs down south, he landed up in New York, working in the retail trade and learning a lot about it.

He returned to his home, opened up a store and grew from there.  Eventually buying several debunk coffee plantations in Ceylon after the crop failed and turning them into tea plantations; therefore launching into the tea business.  Brisk Tea was a phrase he coined.


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