Sir Thomas Lipton was one of Glasgow’s most famous and successful sons. From humble origins he was to become world famous as a tea merchant and a yachtsman. Johnston Lipton was born on May 10th 1850, the youngest of five children. In 1880, decided he wanted to make tea accessible to all –not just wealthy – at acceptable prices with guaranteed quality. So he acquired tea estates in Srilanka and organized packaging and transportation at low cost .As Mr. Lipton Himself said, he wanted to sell his teas “direct from the tea garden to the tea pot. ” In 1893, he established the Thomas j.Lipton co.a tea –packing company. Thomas Lipton was knighted by queen Victoria in1998, a well-deserved achievement.