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.”
Setting a new iced tea record is just one way Lipton is capping off its 125th anniversary celebration. Thousands of fans are expected today at the Be More Tea Festival at Riverfront Park at Naval Yard, with live performances from bands including Passion Pit, The Roots, Walk the Moon, St. Lucia, BØRNS, denitia and sene and Outasight.
“Hosting the Be More Tea Festival in our hometown gives us the chance to put North Charleston culture, food and love of iced tea on display,” said North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey. “We’re proud to help Lipton commemorate this anniversary, and we welcome local North Charleston residents and visitors to enjoy this fun-filled celebration.”