Waiter in Iran carries 15 cups of hot tea at once (video)

A fun, short video showing an amazingly dexterous tea server in Iran carrying 15 cups of hot tea at once.

I count 15.

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10 Responses to “Waiter in Iran carries 15 cups of hot tea at once (video)”

  1. Jake Orlando says:

    Will do! FYI, we have Tehrangeles on Westwood near UCLA. Lots of great Persian joints there.

  2. OtterQueen says:


    I found a clip of him on youtube. I had no idea he had been on David Letterman. I remember seeing him when I was little. We would stop at Casa de Fruta (a truck stop in California) when we were on road trips.

  3. No, what is it?

  4. OtterQueen says:

    Does anyone else remember the cup flipper at Casa de Fruta?

  5. olandp says:

    I wonder if that pastor would tip him 18% or just stiff him.

  6. TheOriginalLiz says:

    So true, but I think it’s about the element of showmanship more than efficiency.

  7. BeccaM says:

    Waaaaay back in my waitressing days, I thought I’d see if I could carry four meal plates all at once. Didn’t spill them, got them to where they were going safely, then decided, “This is ridiculous. I’m using a tray in the future, and multiple trips if that’s what it takes.” ;-)

  8. benb says:

    It’s a little off-topic but, if anyone’s coming to LA and coming to Hollywood and Highland (the subway–“Red Line”–goes there), I recommend a short walk to La Brea between Hollywood Blvd and Sunset to Mashti Malone’s Ice Cream place…iranian ex-pat…google it for the story. Your just not gonna find this kind of ice cream anywhere else in the USA.

  9. Drew2u says:

    The best I’ve done was slip from trying to sit on an ottoman and not spilling a drop – rum and coke or a vodka slushie, can’t remember.

  10. pappyvet says:

    I’m lucky if I can get from the counter to the table with one.;]

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