Tuesday, 20 September 2011


In the 10 days I spent in Turkey, I think I drank at least 5 litres of tea (if not more). Tea (çay - pronounced "chai") is an important part of Turkish culture - it is considered a sign of hospitality and friendship. So everywhere we went -  homes, restaurants, and even shops - everyone would serve us tea. So you can imagine that my bladder was bursting every couple of minutes... but with the sweet aroma and the beautiful presentation, it was too hard to say no :)

Apple Tea 
(served the common way)

Apple Tea
(served the Turkish way) 

Mint Tea

Neat tidbit: When you're done with your tea and don't want a refill, remember to put your spoon on top of your glass or else they will continue to fill it! 

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