9 Things You Didn't Know About Lipton

These facts about your favorite tea brand might surprise you

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Thomas Lipton was a marketing genius.

If you are a tea drinker, you’ve definitely heard of Lipton. Actually, scratch that. Everybody has heard of Lipton, tea-drinker or not, it’s one of the top selling drink brands in the world. What is it about Lipton that makes it so successful?

9 Things You Didn't Know About Lipton (Slideshow)

Nowadays, there are so many tea brands and flavors to try that you might forget about Lipton. Whether it is your brand of choice or not, it’s likely that you know exactly what a cup of Lipton’s tea tastes like — but you may not know that what makes Lipton so distinct is the company’s roots. It all started with a man with a vision: He wanted to give everyone in the world the ability to enjoy tea, regardless of background.

To do so, Thomas Lipton started from scratch. First, he bought five bankrupt plantations and turned them into efficient and quality tea fields. Then, he revolutionized the way tea was packaged, forever changing the way people enjoy it.

Whether it is about the founder, the history of the company, or where it is today, there’s plenty to know about this iconic brand.

Read on for 9 things you didn’t know about Lipton.

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