How To Make Turkish Tea & Breakfast | Everything You Need To Know

How To Make Turkish Tea & Breakfast | Everything You Need To Know

Merhaba hi everyone this is Aysenur Altan
welcome to Turkish Food Recipes
In this episode we are making Turkish Tea
we love tea so much we can drink any time
of the day
but mostly it is must have for breakfast and
after the dinner time
It is easy to make but have some tips as any
ı will share everything you want to know
about it including making your own double
tea pot and choosing the right glass.
So lets get started.
The first thing you need to make a Turkish
tea is a tea pot.
wish is set of two
one is for the boiling water and second smaller
one is to making the tea.
As a second option if you have a tea kettle
like this, ı bought this years ago when i
was living in USA.
And if you have smaller pot like this that
fits to top, than you can go make your Turkish
tea with it.
My water is boiling right now
and the second ingredient is a good quality
Turkish black tea leaves.
Which is grown in the Eastern Black Sea region
of Turkey.
You can look for it on the internet or on
the Turkish market.
For two person one and a half full tablespoon
is enough.
Of course it also changes depends on how much
glass of Turkish tea you wana drink.
So this is important i turn of the heat and
wait for ten seconds before i pour the water
over the leaves.
because i don’t want to burn them.
So slowly i add the water.
It is about two and a half cups
I am not going to full the pot because i didn’t
add that much tea leaves.
After you pour the water put the lid on right
Add more water on the bigger pot.
Turn on the heat until the water is boiled
on high and then lower the heat until you
have stable simmering water.
And while your tea is brewing for 20 minutes
at least i have more than enough time to prepare
my breakfast.
I made an episode about Turkish breakfast
You can watch it from the links
But the presentations are endless so i want
to show you another idea here.
This is my cheese plate.
From left to right i have soft white cheese
and aged feta cheese.
String cheese which wee call “tel peyniri”
and kashar cheese.
Black olives are must have in our breakfast.
On the back i have “kaymak” it is fresh cream
that i got from the boiled and cooled fresh
And together with homemade strawberry jam.
“Tahin pekmez” mixture which is tahini and
some unsalted butter and some cucumber and
So lets get back to the tea.
TO serve our authentic Turkish tea you will
need a Turkish tea glass.
This is also important because you can see
the beautiful red color of your tea and decide
how dark and rich you want to have.
And it is more enjoyable to have your the
with these slim wasted and thin finished tea
glasses which we call “ince belli”
Sİnce these glasses don’t have a holder we
use these small tea plates.
There are many different patterns.
But my favorite one is this.
These traditional ones which you can see anywhere
in tea houses in Turkey.
While my tea is almost ready last minute preparations
i heated some borek which i had from over
And cooked simple fried egg in butter.
After about 25 minutes i am checking my tea.
The leaves should be sinked so it is done.
And now i can happily grab my borek
fried egg
and tea to have my breakfast
If you are a tea enthusiast your tea should
be very hot.
So in cold times i prefer to warm my glasses
before i pour my tea.
And here is the happy ending:
You can have your tea lighter or stronger
in taste and color by adding more or less
tea and more water.
If we want light one we call it “açık çay”
And for a stronger one we call it “demli çay”
In here the second one is a bit stronger then
the first one.
Many Turkish people prefers their tea with
But i suggest first try it a bit lighter maybe
but without sugar.
So you can get the taste better.
But of course if you drink your coffee with
sugar then no one can hold you.
I am very curious about if you ever tried
Turkish tea if you visit here Turkey or maybe
you tried yourself.
And how was your experience.
Lets talk more in the comment section.
You may want to watch my “Turkish Tea Preparations”
that i made for my guests.
I will also be sharing some links for the
recipes that will go well with Turkish tea.
Thanks for watching
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I hope to see you in another delicious Turkish
Food Recipes.
Afiyet olsun!

100 thoughts on “How To Make Turkish Tea & Breakfast | Everything You Need To Know

  1. Salam
    Pls say more aboute islam your religion in turkis

    And i want see your house

    I want see turkis house
    I lovr turkish culture….

  2. I am so happy I found your web site as I no longer wish to eat the way I was eating which also included the USA western type of foods, very unhealthy. I will start with the breakfast off course and then move to other dishes.

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  4. I am in love with Turkish culture food and beautiful Turkish women …. and how I can forget handsome Turkish boys. All this love and inspiration develop from Turkish dramas

  5. Hi we came to turkey last year n believe me I m in love with Istanbul it was really mesmerizing the weather in dec the food ,people , historical places every every thing , I really liked the Turkish tea .really want to come again

  6. My husband had Turkish tea in Dubai. He told me it was good. That is why I am watching this, to try at home(in India) for him. Thanks for the details on the tea pot and cup. Loved the way you explained everything. Definitely going to try and update my comments here.

  7. Ive been to turkey 4 times before and i love kaymak its so tasty and the video was awsome love from Derry, Northern Ireland

  8. My great time every morning in Turkey is waiting for this! Thank you for telling me it call tel peyniri, oh love it. Also I miss the buffalo cream, with that and rose jam I can finish all bread and failed completely my diet. I am a tea fanatics, I like Turkish tea too but not my favourite because it has less depth of fragrance compared to other black tea. By the way I prefer to have tea brewed as it is and not adding water afterward because the aroma disappeared. Next time I will buy Turkish tea and tea set for my Turkish breakfast at home!

  9. Ek introduced me to the world of turkey! And every time I made my research about turkey, I felt more fascinated about the cultures, beautiful places, food, way of living, people and everything! 😊 And of course the language and expression, it's like music to my ears. To the point I am trying to study it. Oh God I think I'm inlove with your country. More power to you and to your delicious dishes! 😊 😘

  10. I haven't yet watched Erkenşi kuş like all here but Kara Para Aşk is my all time favourite I have watched 3 series of Engin Acyürek back to back. Where can I watch Bir Aşk iki Hayat? M here coz of him. And for some çay. Love from India

  11. Merhaba abla nasılsın ben Khadeeja…… And I'm from India and in great love with Turkey and wanted to know that where do you live(which city or place in Turkey)

  12. Oh khuda looked soooo ymmi breakfast and tea r alwys in my good book wherever it comes from…plzzzz invite me turky

  13. We used to get turkish tea after meals in most all the restaurants in Turkey. They used to give as "ikram" (for free). My son really loved it and we brought some tea bags back home. Any tips on how to make good tea with the teabag??

  14. 🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰❤️🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷

  15. I hope to visit Turkey 🤗🤗, where I adore the customs and traditions that resemble ours .LOVE from Algeria 🇩🇿🇩🇿🇩🇿😙😙😙😙😙💗

  16. Had Turkish tea last night for the first time in a restaurant. It was served with lemon and mint and I am hooked! Is the lemon and mint traditional?

  17. First tym i saw this tea in BIZIM HIKAAYE, that's why i came here after watching BIZIM HIKAYE……luv from uttrakhand, india.
    Luv u FILIZ & BARIS😘😘😘😘
    Waiting for 2nd season's hindi dubbing

  18. THANKS for tea recipe,,, love Turkey,, love Turkish people,, love Tayyip Erdogan,, infact whole Pakistan love TurKey n Turkish people n Tayyip Erdogan,, LOVE FROM PAKISTAN

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