Gekko to attempt Guinness World Record

Ballarat mining company, Gekko Systems, will attempt the Guinness World Record for the world’s biggest cup of tea.

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Gekko Systems will attempt the Guinness World Record at 3.30 pm on Friday 3 June.

Using advanced creative and technical skills, the team has designed a cup big enough to contain enough tea to beat the previous record of 4000 litres, currently held by GlaxoSmithKline.

The water needs to reach a temperature of 80°C and then rest for at least five minutes without dropping below 75°C.

The Gekko Team has built a cup capable of holding 7000 litres. The cup is constructed from stainless steel and will use a 150 kW water heater element – 60 times more powerful than a standard home hot water heater.

To reach this temperature, the water will be heated for six hours. Once it reaches 80°C, 52 kilograms of Nerada loose tea leaves will be added into the giant cup.

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