On Wednesday, June 10th, the Town of Summerville will celebrate National Tea Day by attempting to break the World Record for the Largest Iced Tea ever made. Since we're in Charleston, the drink will obviously be sweet tea.During the day, a group will start making a single 1,400 gallon glass of sweet tea from scratch. The drink will be brewed with local tea leaves from the Charleston Tea Plantation and Dixie Crystals sugar. The record-breaking attempt will begin early in the afternoon, so attendees can enjoy the "Record Smashing Tea Party" at 5 pm.If all goes according to plan, an adjudicator from the Guinness Book of World Records will verify and present the record for the 'World's Largest Iced Tea' just before the party.
At the party attendees can purchase a Souvenir Mason Jar for $5 and enjoy as much tea as possible. There will also be live music, local treats, and much more.The event will be held outside of the Summerville Town Hall located at 200 S. Main St.
Here is the run-of-show for the day:
- 7 am:. tea will begin brewing
- 11:30 am - concentrate and sugar will be completed
- 3 pm: Official record ceremony with the Guinness Book of World Records
- 5 pm - 8 pm: Block party and Celebration