Travel Photo of the Day: Tea in Kaş, Turkey

Staff Writer
In Turkey, tea is offered as a sign of friendship and hospitality

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Tea, along with coffee, is a popular beverage throughout Turkey.

While coffee may be a popular beverage in Turkey (especially prepared in a Turkish fashion), so is tea, which is also prepared in its own particular style in this part of the world.

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One of the most common teas in Turkey is a black tea, otherwise know as çay. People drink it at any time of day and serving it to others is generally seen as a sign of friendship and hospitality.

So what makes this tea "Turkish?" Traditionally, the black tea is made from leaves grown and harvested on the Balck Sea coast. They are eventually brewed in a porcelain teapot and is sometimes dilluted with additional hot water. Cubes of sugar, which can be added to taste, often accompany the small glass cup and  spoon.

Want some Turkish baklava to snack on while sipping your tea? Check out our recipe!

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