Most famous drinks in Turkey

These are the most famous drinks in Turkey! Whichever city you decide to visit, you certainly must taste them all before you leave! Each and all of them have a unique taste…

 

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 Tea (Çay)

The tea for the Turks is what water is for the rest of the world. It is an essential part of their everyday life. It is a black tea with strong but very nice taste. They love to drink it throughout the day, either before or after the meals. Served in beautiful small glasses! Once you try it you will not want to stop...

kahve

 Turkish Coffee

This traditional coffee combines both special preparation techniques and tradition. The freshly roasted beans are ground to a fine powder. Then the ground coffee, cold water and sugar are added to a coffee pot and brewed slowly on a stove to produce the desired foam. The beverage is served in small cups, accompanied by a glass of water. Traditionally, the grounds left in the cup are used to tell a person’s fortune!Drink this Turkish treat… sip by sip…

ayran

 Ayran

It is a drink which usually accompany their meals, especially the spicy ones. It is a blended combination of yoghurt, water and salt. Except from being tasty, ayran is also very healthy and of course you can find it everywhere!

rakı

 Raki

Raki is the official national drink of Turkey. It is traditionally produced by twice distilling grape pomace. This strong, anise-flavored taste is usually drunk by adding cold water or ice cubes, which gives raki its pale white color. It’s said that raki is a drink that mostly should consumed while eating fish and all kinds of meze!

sahlep

 Sahlep

This beverage is a traditional drink that was being served during the Ottoman Empire and It is made from salep flour. To make the drink even more tasteful, spread cinnamon over it before serving it. The sahlep powder used for the drink is a mixture of different spices which gives a very unique taste. It is a hot creamy beverage served during winter in many coffee shops and tea houses all around Turkey…

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