10 fascinating facts about Lipton, the tea bag most household uses you probably didn’t know

Just like this Goody Feed writer, you might be one of those people that need a cuppa in the morning to refresh yourself. Instead of drinking coffee like everyone else, you opt for tea and it’s likely that those tea bags you sink into a cup of hot water is actually a product of Lipton, arguably the world’s largest tea seller.

Below are 10 fascinating facts about Lipton you might not know! BRB while I take a sip of my Lipton tea.

Lipton, the Supermarket
Lipton started off as a supermarket chain in the United Kingdom before it was bought over by Argyll Foods. From then on, the company to focus solely on tea.

Lipton, the Founder
Thomas Lipton was the founder of Lipton, the tea brand we know today. Unsurprisingly, the company was named after him. Lipton was a staunch believer that the secret for success was selling the best goods at the cheapest prices, harnessing the power of advertising, and always being optimistic. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

Lipton started a long, long time ago
Lipton founded Lipton in 1890, and that’s 126 years ago!

Environmentally Savvy
Being part of the Unilever group, who has pledged to source all its tea in a sustainable manner, Lipton tea is produced in a way that is non-detrimental to the environment. In 6 May 2009, Lipton received a Corporate Green Globe Award for its work with the Rainforest Alliance, an international environmental NGO. Now, you can drink your cup of tea in peace.

Unilever
Unilever is its parent company, and this started when Unilever bought over Lipton in the United States and Canadian businesses in 1938.

Worms?
Those regular users of Facebook wouldn’t have missed this: some time ago, a woman posted a video of her opening up a Lipton tea bag, and pointing out that there were worms in her tea bag. Another video was posted, this time, by Lipton to debunk this misconception. They explained that there were no ‘worms’ – instead they are small lemon flavour pieces. To prove their point, they dissolved the pieces in hot water. The “worms” disappeared. Thankfully.

Theanine
Theanine is boasted as one of its ingredients in Lipton tea, and in a number of markets, including the company highlights its benefits, which is its psychoactive properties.

Caffeine
There is 55mg of caffeine in about 200 to 250ml of Lipton Tea’s standard black variety. For those anxious to know how much caffeine is going on in their drinks, note that it’s a moderate amount of caffeine!

Yellow is the colour of the Lipton Brand
When we think of Lipton, we picture the yellow boxes of tea, and the brand itself, in yellow. Undoubtedly, yellow is the colour of the Lipton brand. Yellow was chosen because it reminds us of vitality, quality and natural goodness – all of these Lipton aspire to bring to us with its products.

Its popularity
Lipton is available in over 110 countries, but despite so, not all countries have all its products!

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