Grave of Thomas Lipton
Golden Week has finally arrived.
Yesterday, we held a "children's tea class" at Kirin Beverage's Maizuru factory in the morning and afternoon. . .
Elementary school students listened very intently to stories about Sri Lanka and the tea-drinking country of England. .
I wonder if this will be my 6th visit to Maizuru.
It's a city that I'm falling in love with.
It reminds me of Maizuru and Glasgow, where the river flows.
I entered Glasgow from Ireland and visited the cemetery on the outskirts of town first thing the next morning.
Thomas Lipton died in the fall of 1931 and is buried here.
This is my second visit since my first visit in 2005.
It was still very cold and the grass was overgrown last time, but it was very beautiful.
But it's cold!
Thomas was born on May 10, 1950 and moved to the United States alone at the age of 13.
There, I learned how to sell food and returned to Glasgow at the age of 19.
On May 10th, when I turned 21, I opened my own store.
He said he worked 18 hours a day. .
Eventually, he built a Lipton tea plantation in Uva, Ceylon, and appealed to the world about the deliciousness and aroma of fresh black tea, “directly from the tea plantation to the teapot”.
It's been over 70 years since Thomas passed away, and his legacy still lingers throughout Glasgow. . .
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Thomas Lipton is the author of the book "Two Tea Kings" (Chikuma Shobo)
Alternatively, I would appreciate it if you could read the latest issue of "Tea Legend" (Tsuchiya Shoten).