not actual sizeIt stands 5 1/2 feet tall and measures nearly 10 feet wide from rim to rim.

In fact, the handle alone was over 3 feet long.

When completely filled with its luscious delights, it weighed more than 2 and a half tons.

What I’m referring to, of course, is the new Guinness World Record for the largest teacup on the world, and when observed by the judges it held nearly 700 gallons (that’s about 15,000 servings – or approximately 10-12 Sommelier-size servings) of tea.

And, appropriately enough, the sponsors that made this incredible feat possible was a health center, called Mercy Health, based out of Fort Scott, Kansas! Hopefully, they enjoyed their creation and didn’t let any of the good stuff go to waste!

The previous world record teacup, by the way, was a mere 4 foot by 4 foot cup which held only about 105.6 gallons of tea.

(thanks to Bill over at Tea Guy Speaks for letting me know about this!)