From the "Mad Men" at Lipton Tea

I am a great fan of the television series "Mad Men," set in an early-sixties Manhattan advertising firm. I often laugh at the fashions and incorrect behavior, mostly on the part of male characters, in that well-played depiction of a time I still remember. And viewers often cringe at the portrayal of women as second-class citizens dependent…

Lipton Tea and British Social Classes

Thomas Lipton was always the master of marketing, especially when it came to touting the fact that he indeed owned the Ceylon gardens wherein his teas were grown. "Direct from the Grower" was one of his favorite slogans. Why then pay the extortionate prices that are being charged by the Trade when you can buy…