The Tea Man

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Although most folks think coffee is the national beverage of Turkey, it is far surpassed by tea which is served in small tulip-shaped glasses virtually everywhere – on the street, on ferries, in cafes, in the market, in shops, in offices – by the çaycı (the tea man) to whom these photos attempt to pay homage.

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All photographs by delikızınyeri

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A Pot of Tea

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Russian Samovar (courtesy of L’Orient, Kapalıçarşı, Istanbul, Turkey)

The classic Russian samovar where one can blend water and steeped tea leaves to one’s taste has been the model for today’s much less elegant tea brewing vessels….

Photographs taken in Amasya, Vezirköprü, Ankara, Istanbul, and Rize, Turkey
All photographs by delikızınyeri