Tea in Turkey

About Tea in Turkey

Did you know that Turkey is the world’s fifth largest tea producer? And that Turks have the highest per capita consumption of tea?


A folk saying in Turkey goes, ‘A conversation without tea is like a night sky without a moon.’


Started in 2003 by Pelin Aylangan, a Turkish-American living in Washington DC and Istanbul, ‘Tea in Turkey’ is a multi-faceted project aimed at promoting Turkey and its tea culture.

The project has already educated many people through speaking engagements and articles and will continue to expand in other dimensions.

Learn about how tea first came to be cultivated in Turkey and the important role women played in its success.

If you are planning a trip to Turkey, see the various ways and places you can experience its tea culture.

Take a virtual tour of Turkey's tea producing region and its tea culture