Rize tea

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Rize Tea
A glass of red-colored tea

Other namesÇay
OriginRize Province, Turkey

Quick descriptionTurkish tea produced in the eastern Black Sea province of Rize

Rize tea or Rize çayı is the black tea used for Turkish tea. Produced in Rize Province on the eastern Black Sea coast of Turkey which has a mild climate with high precipitation and fertile soil, when brewed it is mahogany in color. In addition to being consumed at home, it is served in Turkish cafés by a çaycı (tea-waiter), in small, narrow-waisted glasses. It can be taken strong ("demli" dark) or weak ("açık" light), and is traditionally served with beet sugar crystals (toz şeker) or a couple of sugar lumps (kesme şeker).



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