Photographer's Note

Tea drinking is an international past time, and in Turkey it is definitely a part of their way of life. Here a man delivering tea in the busy market of Sanliurfa.

An obsession, an addiction, a daily routine, a ritual, a welcome gesture, a conversation starter, a break from work and a pastime favorite. These are many roles and faces of the Turkish tea. As a visitor to a shop, a public office, a friends’ house in Turkey you are often served a tulip-shaped glass of hot crimson tea with two tiny sugar cubes on a saucer and a little spoon to stir.
While there is a good deal of symbolic meaning to the Turkish tea drinking its very taste is important too. Turkish tea is normally black and most of it is cultivated domestically on the Black Sea coast.

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