Traditional Turkish tea | Premium | 500g

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Traditional Turkish tea made from black tea leaves, a strong, powerful tea.

Traditional Turkish tea or "çay" is highly appreciated for its intense taste. Ceylon black tea is made from Camellia sinensis tea leaves that are left to oxidize over a specific period of time. This oxidation releases tannins, which give the Turkish tea its dark color and distinctive taste.

  • Aromatic notes: malty, dried fruit, floral and spicy.
  • Taste: medium to full-bodied and complex
  • Character: strength, power and character

Ceylon black tea is a good source of antioxidants, which can protect against chronic diseases. It's a pleasant stimulant, rather like Turkish coffee, as it possesses the same stimulating virtues in a milder form. The tannin it contains has a pronounced tonic effect on the stomach and intestines, making it superior to coffee in this respect.

It is an excellent choice for lovers of traditional black Turkish tea. This tea can also be prepared with a samowar. Or simply use a teapot with a built-in filter.

Packed in 500 g

High-quality tea leaves.

Store away from heat and humidity.

Preparation method:

Turkish tea is traditionally prepared using a double teapot, called a "çaydanlık". The larger one, at the bottom, is used to bring the water to the boil. The smaller one, above, is filled with loose tea leaves, which infuse in the boiling water. This infusion process produces a Turkish tea with a rich, robust taste. It also allows the strong tea concentrate to be diluted with hot water to suit individual preferences.

Turks have two words for tea strength: "koyu" meaning "strong" and "açık" meaning "light".

Turkish tea is traditionally served in small tulip-shaped glasses called "ince belli". These glasses help retain the tea's heat and enhance its coppery glow.

Turkish tea, which is served steaming hot, is often accompanied by small cubes of beet sugar, considered essential to fully appreciate the pleasure of a cup of Turkish tea.

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