Though we have always cherished tea in this country, it is becoming more popular than ever before. Here at Big Flag Tea we are putting our own American stamp on it. 

 Here’s how tea has been woven into the fabric of the United States, and why it won’t go away anytime soon. 

Party on, Tea!

The colonists brought with them their love for tea from England.  But when the British government ordered taxes on tea imports, Americans revolted.  

They smuggled in tea and led protests. One of which led to the now famous Boston Tea Party, an event that is ingrained in United States history.    

The tea bag was invented in the U.S.

The tea bag was invented in the U.S.

The modern day tea bag as we know it today was invented in 1908 by American Thomas Sullivan, a New York tea merchant. He began sending samples of tea to his customers in small silken bags. Some assumed that these were to be used in the same way as the metal infusers, by putting the entire bag in to the pot, rather than emptying out the contents. It was by accident that the modern day tea bag was born!

Consumption has quadrupled in the past 20 years. 


Americans are forming our own tea identity


And it’s only getting bigger

Tea consumption in the United States has quadrupled in the past twenty years. Tea can be found in almost 80% of all U.S. households today and over 159 million Americans are drinking tea today.  

 Young nation, young tea drinkers


As the upward trend in tea consumption continues, the United States will be at the forefront of the tea drinking culture.  

Join in and taste the flavors of America with Big Flag Tea. Big Flag Tea donates 5% of each sale to a charitable organization that supports our troops.