Dubai broke the world record for the “Largest Cup of Tea in the World” a short while ago at the Global Village.
The love for karak chai is no secret. Bader Anwahi, CEO of Global Village, said: “Tea drinking is an integral part of our culture in the UAE. We are proud of achieving this new record....”
Hundred and thirty eight chefs prepared 5,000 litres of milky tea, which was placed in a glass that had a height of 3.66 meters and a top rim diameter of 1.42 meters.
Chefs who helped prepare the tea were a part of the UAE’s Culinary Guild and led by Chef Uwe Michel, President of Emirates Culinary Guild.
Michel told Gulf News: “We have been here since 9am and finished at around 3pm. We used the best ingredients to prepare the tea. We had 70 cooking stations and had 500 sets of recipes. We had to maintain the temperature of 80 centigrade.
“We were initially going to make 4,500 litres of tea but since we had the ingredients for 5,000 litres, we ended up going for it.”
According to Michel the quantity of tea is enough to fill 55,000 cups. People can try the karak chai for free, if they visit Global Village today.
Kevin Southam, the adjudicator of the event from the Guinness World Records, who officially made the announcement, said: “There’s a lot more planning than people realise for an event like this. There was someone from the municipality who was checking how the tea was made, making sure that everything was clean and the tea was drinkable.”
The earlier record was 4,050 litres, which was previously held by China. Dubai managed to reach 5000 litres.
The large tea cup structure will be on display till February 1.
Tourists Atul Sah and his family, who came to Global Village, said: “As soon as we entered, we came to know about this event and came straight here. The chai is pakka karak chai!”