Largest tea bag: All About Tea breaks Guinness world record (Video)
Portsmouth, UK -- Portsmouth tea company, All About Tea, displayed a 120 kilogram teabag
on board the HMS warrior at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard; it's 8ft tall, weighs 19 stone and could make more than 50,000 cups of tea - setting the new world record for the Largest tea bag, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com).
Photo: The World's Largest Tea Bag. Photo: Gilles Babbidge
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest tea cosy, knitted by members of the public, Bupa care homes residents across the UK and resident care homes in Spain and New Zealand at Ashley Park nursing home in Guilford, UK.
Fratton-based company All About Tea proudly hoisted the world-beating creation onto the deck of HMS Warrior to smash the previous record of a 10-stone tea bag made in America.
Not many people know that tea first came into Britain through Portsmouth. Catherine of Braganza brought it here.
'The record is in the bag,' yelled the firm's owner Andrew Gadsden, 35, after Guinness adjudicators announced it was a succesful attempt,
The former Royal Navy officer, who calls himself the 'saviour of tea', spent four days stuffing the needle-stitched bag with a blend of Indian Assam and Kenyan tea he's named Portsmouth Tea.
He said: 'The previous record was held by the Americans but I thought the record for the largest tea bag ought to be a British record because Britain is well-known as the biggest tea drinking nation in the world.'