Staff from Burco, part of Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances, have achieved a Guinness World Record for tea making. A team of 12 employees made 1608 cups of tea in one hour at Hotelympia 2014, to break the previous record held by Devonshire Tea who made 883 cups. The team used nine British-manufactured Burco manual fill boilers across three serving stations to make three varieties of Taylors of Harrogate tea (Yorkshire Tea, Afternoon Darjeeling and Irish Breakfast). Each of the teas had to be made using water prepared to Taylors' recommended brewing temperature and each had to be allowed to brew for the designated time.
Once brewed, the teas were then poured into 5oz specialty cups supplied by disposables company Huhtamaki. The cups of tea were then sold to runners of the Hotelympia 10k for a suggested donation of 50p, which enabled Glen Dimplex to present industry charity Springboard with a cheque in excess of GBP300.
The Glen Dimplex team comprised: Jon Usher, Sheela Harper, Gayle Kelly, Nicola Horsfield, Diane Ho, Paul Roberts, Steven Lilley, Cheryl Henrys Dean, Carolyn Holland, Dave Huby, Neil Martin and Suzanne Travis.