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I am sure that for many, tea
is mostly a dull if tasty affair, but it has been the subject of a
number of weird and wondeful records, some of which I have gathered
for you here:
-Corporal Stewart Hefti
drank a cup of tea, whilst in a plane, doing loop the loops- fourteen
in total. This was part of a fundraising drive called 'Brew for the
few', raising money for RAF personnel and their families.
-The largest cup of tea ever
made was a colossal 4000 litres in volume, produced by
GlaxoSmithKline Beecham in Sri Lanka. The cup was 10 ft tall and 8ft
wide, and heated using six 2000 watt heaters.
-The largest tea bag ever
made weighed 120 kg, produced by All About Tea in Portsmouth, UK. The
tea bag could make a potential 50,000 cups of tea. It was presented
on HMS Warrior in Portsmouth harbour.
-The largest tea party ever
held was in Nehru Staium in Indore, India. 32,681 people gathered and
enjoyed tea provided by a team of around a thousand volunteers.
-The most cups of tea made
in one hour stands at 496 cups of tea, a record set by Olly Murs of X
factor renown and Alex Loughlin, who participated in the record
setting attempt in order to raise awareness of his 'Meet the Street'
-The most expensive tea in
the world is Da Hong Pao, harvested from tea trees that are over 350
years old. In 2002 and 2004, 20 grams of Da Hong Pao sold for $23,000
and $21,000 US respectively.