Unilever brand Lipton announced Saturday it broke the Guinness World Records title for the largest iced tea as part of the tea brand’s 125th anniversary celebration.
Patrons at the Be More Tea Festival in North Charleston, South Carolina, will enjoy glasses of tea served from the 12.5-foot-tall pitcher used to break the record.
It took 25 hours and eight 2-by-3-foot bags of Lipton black tea leaves to brew the 2,204 gallons of iced tea for the title. Thousands of pounds of ice will keep the iced tea chilled and ready to serve to festival attendees throughout the day.
“We wanted to celebrate this historic year for Lipton by bringing our Be More Tea brand philosophy to life and encouraging fans to take time to enjoy the world around them,” said Melanie Watts, director of Marketing at Pepsi Lipton Partnership. “Breaking a Guinness World Records title and sharing it with tea lovers is the perfect way to kick off our festival and mark this epic milestone anniversary.”