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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Turkish Tea & Turkish Coffee

Aloha Everyone,

Tea is a very popular drink in Turkey. The country also has the highest annual per capita tea consumption in the world roughly translating to plus or minus 7 pounds per person. Tea is served at social gatherings, business meetings from morning to night. I have so far drunk at least a dozen cups of tea. Some taste aromatic and sweet, others resemble English Breakfast tea. It is impolite to decline a cup of tea that’s offered. You simply take a small sip and thank them before parting company.

Turkish Coffee is a style of coffee prepared in a 
small, long handled pot with a pouring lip designed specially to make Turkish coffee.

The drink is 50% granule, extremely potent and J.J. claims that it makes your hair standup. It’s true that if you stand the very tiny spoon in the coffee pot, the spoon could very well stand up.

Both of these beverages are considered medicinal. I am a tea drinker and I appreciate a cup of tea in the morning but will stay away from the local coffee especially at dinner time. Too much caffeine keeps me awake.

Aloha -- Cathi