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HOW TO MAKE TURKISH TEA

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As the world’s biggest consumer of tea per capita, the Turkish really can’t get enough. Famed for their Turkish Apple tea in particular (known as Elma Çayi to the locals), it’s rare that you’ll find a Turkish household without a pot on the stove.

Because Turkish Apple Tea takes longer to brew than an ordinary cup, most Turkish families make a large pot of very strong tea and add hot water to it to dilute it to their tastes and reheat it as they drink it throughout the day.

Ingredients

QtyIngredient
200ml
Freshly Boiled Water
50gDried Apple Pieces
1-2Cloves
1Cinnamon Stick
1Twinings English Breakfast Tea Bag
Honey or Sugar Cubes (To Taste)

Method

  • Boil some fresh water. 
  • Add around 50g of dried apple pieces, 1- 2 cloves, and a cinnamon stick per person to the pot and pour over hot water. Leave to steep for 10-15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, add your black tea bags (1 per person) to the infusion and steep for a further 3 minutes.
  • Serve in a glass mug. In Turkey it is typically sweetened with sugar cubes, but honey is also delicious! 
  • This can also be served chilled over ice for a refreshing pick-me-up on a hot day.

TURKISH APPLE TEA ESSENTIALS