Turkey – Tea

Tea, Turkey
Tea, Turkey

Tea is the most popular hot drink in Turkey. In Turkey, drinking coffee also has a long history, but tea is more common and often you’ll see people in shops, parks etc. drinking tea.
So-called Turkish tea is basically a strong black tea (without milk, may be with sugar) that is served in little tulip-shaped glasses (like in today’s photo).

I love drinking tea, however mostly green tea. But at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul I tried apple tea, and that was really delicious. So now, when I think about Turkey and tea, I have in my mind that delicious taste of apple tea! I have to say, I bought some apple tea in Turkey and took it back home, but it didn’t taste the same…

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Herbata jest najpopularniejszym gorącym napojem w Turcji. Choć tradycja picia kawy w Turcji jest długa, i każdy chyba słyszał o kawie po turecku, to jednak herbata jest na pierwszym miejscu, i często w sklepach czy na ulicy można zobaczyć smakoszy tego trunku. 🙂
Typowa herbata w Turcji, to mocna czarna herbata, bez mleka, ale może być słodzona, i obowiązkowa musi być podana w malutkiej szklaneczce jak widoczna na dzisiejszym zdjęciu.

Osobiście, uwielbiam herbatę, ale przede wszystkim zieloną. Mam też swoje herbaciane wspomnienia z Wielkiego Bazaru w Stambule. Rozsmakowałam się tam w herbacie jabłkowej i nawet kupiłam paczkę i przywiozłam do domu. Jednak ta przyrządzona w domu nie smakowała już tak wyśmienicie… Mimo wszystko, ta jabłkowa herbata z Wielkiego Bazaru, jest moim pierwszym skojarzeniem, gdy słyszę słowa “Turcja” i “herbata”. 🙂

42 thoughts on “Turkey – Tea”

  1. Oh I had this apple tea in the boat while going to Büyükada for a half-day trip from Istanbul. I have the exact same experience. Lovely glasses and when I think of Turkey I always bring this nice taste on my mouth like I drink it now 😀

  2. To pewnie też jest kwestia wody. Ja herbaty uwielbiam , ale ze Stambułu utkwił mi w pamięci pan, który sprzedawał zioła o działaniu takim jak viagra;)

  3. I thought they added a bit of mint as well – or that may be an entirely separate tea. Turkish coffee’s my favourite (though coming from a Greek Cypriot family we were banned from calling it Turkish coffee – only “greek coffee” ha ha ha)

  4. I love tea! I drink all sorts of teas but my favourite is fresh Nana mint…i do like Turkish tea but find it a bit too sweet so I try to tone it down a bit 🙂

  5. Turkish tea is definitely stronger than I usually drink it, but we had more than our share of it while we were there. It’s such a great part of the culture.

    1. That’s true! 🙂
      For tea I was adding some sugar to make it better, because it was also often too strong to me 🙂

  6. penso che difficilmente ciò che si beve localmente ha lo stesso sapore a casa nostra, dovremo prelevare anche una parte dell’atmosfera di cui si è fruito il loco

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