Sir Thomas Lipton. After opening his first grocery stores in Glasgow in 1871, where he sold tea to his customers, he saw the potential in this deliciously aromatic beverage and bought a number of tea fields in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
Sir Thomas found cheaper ways to package and transport tea and make it available to the man on the street. Lipton® tea became an instant success and spread around the world. It is now enjoyed by millions of people every day.