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Dubai breaks another culinary Guinness World Records title

Claudia De Brito, January 28th, 2018

The Guinness World Records title for preparing “The Largest Cup of hot Tea in the World” in the world was achieved on January 25 by chefs from the Emirates Culinary Guild at Global Village.

During the attempt, 5,000 liters of Karak Tea prepared and served to Global Village’s guests. It surpassed the earlier record set last year for the biggest cup of tea in the world in Shanghai.

The title “Largest Cup of Tea in the World” is now registered by the Guinness World Records as achieved by Global Village, Dubai, UAE, on 25th January 2018. The tea cup has a height of 3.66 meters, a top inner diameter of 1.42 meters. The height of the ruler for the volume of 5000 liters in the cup was 3.66 meters.

Global Village CEO Bader Anwahi of said: "It is a special moment for us to have achieved Guinness World Records title with this singular achievement. Tea drinking is an integral part of our culture in the UAE”.

It took 120 chefs several hours to make the 5000 litres of Karak tea that was served free to over 50,000 guests at Global Village at an average serving of 100 ml in each of their cups. The pre-preparations began at 4 am and continued until Global Village opened at 4 pm.

“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 achieving Guinness World Records title with this achievement. We have used the best ingredients and preparation practices to surmount this challenge in the most transparent way. I would like to congratulate our 120 chefs who made this record possible,” said Emirate Culinary Guild president and Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek director of kitchens Uwe Micheel.

Unilever refreshment marketing director Arabia Waqas Javed said: “As the leading brand Tea brand globally, Lipton is honoured 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.”

Recently, Atlantis, The Palm teamed up with US caviar company AmStur on New Year’s Eve to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest caviar tin.