These days, 96% of all the tea we drink comes ready to be popped in the pot or dunked in the mug.
Four-fifths of office workers say they learn more about what’s going on at work over a cup of tea than in any other way!
Tea bags were invented in America in the early 1900s, after a tea merchant called Thomas Sullivan hit on the idea of making up little silk bags containing samples of his teas, which he then sent round to his customers.
Some of them thought they should drop the bag into a pot, and so the tea bag was born. Sullivan went on to make the tea bags better – he switched from silk to gauze, to allow the flavour to escape more easily.