Tea From Turkey, With Love

The Guide Istanbul|January/February 2018

Tea From Turkey, With Love

Turkish Passion for Hospitality and Tea, Which Goes Hand-inhand When Hosting Friends and Family, Is Widely Known. Tulipshaped Cups of the Brew Are Found on Tables and in Hosting Rooms Around the Country.

Turkey’s love of tea is strong. People across the country love their tulip cup of çay, or tea, and the drink is ubiquitous in cafes, restaurants, and homes. In fact, Turks consume the most tea per capita, with a 2014 study showing that Turkey’s average annual per capita tea consumption was seven pounds per person, significantly above second-place Ireland’s 4.8 pounds per person.


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January/February 2018