Thursday, April 18, 2013

Guinness World Records of Tea

Pondering about tea as I often do, I got to wondering what sort of world records have been set that involve tea. According the Guinness World Records website, tea itself holds the title of "oldest cultivated plant for drink". Here are some of the other records that they list:

Most Cups of Tea Made in One Hour: 725

Largest Tea Party: 32,681 participants

Largest Tea Cosy: 1924 squares, stands at 3.9 meters high and 11.1 meters in circumference

Largest Iced Tea: 912 US gal, prepared in a cup measuring 9 ft

Largest Cup of Tea: 4000 litres. The tea cup itself measured 10 ft in height and 8 ft in width.

Largest Collection of Tea Bag Tags: 839 tags

Largest Collection of Tea Bag Holders: 116 different tea bag holders

Largest Collection of 3-piece tea sets: 999 full sets, consisting of 2,097 individual pieces of porcelain

Largest Ceramic Teapot: 5 ft 10 in in height and 4 ft 11 in in diameter The teapot is made of purple sand and can hold 22 lb of tea each time. The cover of the pot weighs 132 lb.

Largest Simultaneous Tea Party: 280,246 participants at 6,062 locations

I'm a little surprised at how few records there were considering the popularity of tea. Perhaps I can set my own record for most cups of tea consumed :)