Hi everyone! I had so much fun last week researching the teapot post that I decided to do it again...only this time on tea cups! I'm linking to Elizabeth and Bleubeard's T Stands for Tuesday!
World's largest cup of tea: The Guinness Book of World Records credits this to Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon) which is also one of the world's leading producers of tea.
A mixture of 1000 gallons of water, 141 pounds of tea, 353 pounds of sugar, and 1,929 pounds of malted milk power were mixed and pumped into this giant red mug. It holds the equivalent of 32,000 cups of tea!
When and why did the tea cup get a handle? Drinking tea originated in China which they drank out of round, decorated tea bowls. The English followed this custom until the mid 1700's when they added a handle to prevent ladies from burning their fingers.
One final random bit....
Happy T day everyone, and thanks for your visit and kind comments!