Ahhh, there’s nothing better than a re-energising cup of chai – or çay in Turkish – when you’re taking the weight off your travel-weary feet. Tea is an essential part of Turkish culture and I indulged regularly in the atmospheric coffee houses or after a meal.
They serve it in tiny glasses on a little saucer, with a couple of sugar cubes on the side – no milk – and your tea stays hot while you sip leisurely at it. There’s none of this lukewarm third-of-a-mug of tepid leftover milk tea business that I do here. I also like the apple tea or elma çay, even though I know that only tourists drink it.
What tea traditions or rituals have you enjoyed ?
~ Spotted Cow