You don’t know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.”

 

Today’s Friday Food for Thought is by Eleanor Roosevelt, American writer and civil rights campaigner, who was born on this day in 1884.

Did you know?

The use of tea bags is said to date back to 1908 when Thomas Sullivan, a New York City tea merchant, used small silk bags to send samples to potential customers.

The 1920s has been called the ‘decade of the tea bag’ as commercial companies developed cloth and paper alternatives to the ‘tea egg’, a metal container for tea leaves.

These tea diffusers are now seeing a resurgence in popularity, as tea-drinkers return to leaf tea in a bid to avoid using modern teabags, some of which contain plastic.

Tea leaf diffuser

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