Turkish Tea

Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 1

Join the Turks and brew some stimulating and versatile Turkish Tea that can be used for any occasion because Turks love their tea. You will, too! Because we have the easy and classic recipe to make Turkish Tea that will get you going throughout the day. Grab the traditional Turkish teapot and, let’s brew some tea!

List of ingredients: 

  • 7 cups of water 
  • 5 tbsp black tea leaves

Start Your Day With an Easy yet Refreshing Brewed Turkish Tea Recipe!

  1. In the bottom teapot, boil 7 cups of water. In the top teapot, add all the black tea leaves. 
  2. Transfer 2 cups of boiled water from the bottom teapot to the top one.
  3. Let the teapots simmer for about 10 minutes. /keep stirring the tea leaves every 5 minutes so that the tea leaves release their flavor.
  4. Boil the tea for another 10 minutes on low heat.
  5. To serve the Turkish tea, first, ⅓ of the cup is filled with the brewed tea and, then the water from the bottom teapot is poured to fill the rest of the cup. The amount of tea can be adjusted to make a light or strong tea.
  6. If you have a sweet tooth, then add sugar.

Chef Tip: Make sure never to directly place the small or top teapot on the stove to shorten the time. Taking care of the slow brewing process ensures the proper release of flavor and look of the tea.

Wasn’t this the perfect beverage to kick start your day? When the guests are home next time, surprise them with a Turkish tea and let us know their reactions in the comments below. If they like it, do share the recipe!

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• To imply that tea is well brewed, Turks call the colour of tea tavşan kanı or the blood of the rabbit. Quite earthy!

• Never refuse a glass of tea as it can appear rude. If you don’t wish to drink tea then ask for a glass of water instead.

Historical Fact

• Originally, the Turks enjoyed coffee more than tea. When the expenses increased, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the President at that time, encouraged the locals to opt for tea instead.

• Turkish Tea is classically drunk from small tea glasses, which are said to be in the shape of Tulip, hinting back to Ottoman times.

Nutrition Fact

• Drinking this tea can reduce the chances of having heart attacks or a stroke, as it helps to regulate the heart and blood vessels. 

• Drinking tea increases happiness by empowering the hormones. Happy tea, happy we!