How to put it; when tea is mentioned Erzurum or Rize comes to mind, for example. There isn’t a city in my country that tea is unknown in. Let alone Turkey, there isn’t a place on Earth that tea is a foreigner to.
Let’s say, the cities of Erzurum or Rize comes to mind concerning tea; there isn’t a city in Turkey in which tea is unfamiliar. Tea is known everywhere in the world, let alone in Turkey. From the five o’clock tea in England to the Chinese making tea out of every herb known to man… But tea is different in our country. It is suitable for every occasion. When people conduct business together and reach a conclusion they treat each other to “a cup of tea”, when the business falls through they say “At least have our tea”… There are many excuses to drink tea as you see.
Âh Muhsin Ünlü
Necip Fazıl Kısakürek
Don’t dismiss it by saying it is only tea, it is like a love potion… It is medicine for shaky souls, whether due to the cold or love… Tea warms you up. It is the cure for shivering. It feels like a hand reaching out and holding your heart dearly. It calms you down… There is nothing better than getting drunk with tea…
Ahmet Selçuk İlkan
But tea means peace above anything else… We put the water to boil when we get up before preparing the breakfast in these lands… If a house has some tea boiling on the stove, it feels more like a home. It is as if the vapor of the tea sends us little love notes. This is why ladies love tea times the most… They draw paths from heart to heart during every single tea session, drinking one cup after another…
Muhammed Hüseyin Şehriyar
Tea brings people together and wrap them up. It doesn’t call for 40 years of memories like coffee, we all love the sentence “Come for some tea again” the most…