Global Village obtained the Guinness World Records title for preparing the largest cup of hot tea in the world, surpassing an earlier record set last year for the biggest cup of tea in the world in Shanghai.
The teacup has a height of 3.66 meters and a top inner diameter of 1.42 meters. The height of the ruler for the 5,000-litre volume in the cup is 3.66 meters.
A total of 120 chefs took several hours to make the 5,000-litre cup of Karak tea, which was served free to over 50,000 guests at Global Village, at an average serving of 100 milliliters in each cup. The ingredients used by the chefs to prepare the tea, as well as the vast amounts of water, included 155 kilograms of tea powder, 270 kg of milk powder, 360 kg of sugar, 4.5 kg of cloves, 135 kg of ginger, 27 kg of cinnamon sticks, and 27 kg of cardamom powder.
The chefs who helped to prepare the tea are part of the Emirates Culinary Guild, and were led by Chef Uwe Micheel, president of Emirates Culinary Guild and assistant vice president of the World Association of Chef Societies. Global Village also partnered with Lipton as the official tea partner, and Aquafina as the official water sponsor. “We know that Karak is among the most liked refreshments preferred by people in the UAE, and we thank Global Village for taking the initiative to meet the challenge of winning the Guinness World Records title with this achievement. With this record, we have also been able to communicate our love for Karak to the world and showcase the organizational and culinary skills of chefs based in the UAE. We have used the best ingredients and preparation practices to surmount this challenge in the most transparent way. Finally, I would like to congratulate our 120 chefs who made this record possible,” Micheel said.
Waqas Javed, refreshment marketing director Arabia at Unilever, said, “As the leading tea brand globally, Lipton is honored to be a part of creating a world record for this iconic beverage, Karak tea. In line with Lipton’s values that seek to inspire and connect people around a hot cup of tea, we fully support this initiative by Global Village to celebrate the region’s diversity and culture.”
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