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Turkish Tea

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Tea (Turkish: çay pronounced) is a popular drink throughout Turkey and the Turkish diaspora. Turkey has the highest per capita tea consumption in the world. Turkish tea culture also extends to Northern Cyprus and some countries in the Balkan Peninsula.

Turkish Tea, locally known as çay is one of the most popular beverages in Turkey. More than 120,000 tons of tea are consumed yearly by Turks. Turkish tea is traditionally prepared in a çaydanlık, which is a two stacked kettle specifically designed for making tea.

Most of the country’s tea is produced in the Rize Province, and the tea is called Rize tea, which is processed as black tea. Turkish tea is known for its red color and is usually served in small glasses.