Turkish tea is a kind of black tea grown on the eastern Black Sea coast of Turkey. The powder is brewed with roasted black tea and served in distinctive small glasses known as "thin waist." The tea is processed using an oxidation method, so boiling water is necessary to brew it successfully. A two-piece teapot is most commonly used while making Turkish tea. Brewing authentic Turkish tea isn't complex, but there are some crucial tips for making the perfect cup of Turkish tea.
- Use a two-piece teapot to boil your water. The small upper pot is for the tea to brew with a small amount of water. The bigger pot is simply for boiling water.
- Once boiled, add quality Turkish black tea into the small pot (1 teaspoon of tea for each glass you will serve). Wait 10 minutes to brew before serving. In the meanwhile, boil additional water in the larger pot.
- To serve, fill each "thin waist" glass with ⅓ with the brewed tea and the rest with boiling water. However, you can adjust the proportions to suit your taste. Good Turkish tea should be almost red when served. Additionally, you can add sugar to your liking.