Turkey is an amazing country with its own unique culture and traditions known all around the world. Even before the founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923 its history extends back thousands of years.
Turkey manufactures about 246 to 280 metric tons of tea, making the country 5th position in the top 10 tea producing countries list. Turkey’s tea production is located in the North-East Black Sea Region, with 830,000 hectares of tea land. Turkey has various weather characteristics in different parts of the country, but the Kaçkar Mountains and the proximity to the Black Sea, where summers are cool and winters are warm in the coastal area and snowy and cold at the higher parts, create a climate ideal for tea plantations.
We welcome everyone to join us in a deep immerse into a Turkish Tea Culture during our September's Turkey Tea Tour. We are about to discover this country, its culture and traditions, tea production and industry. We will travel through a lot of different places to enjoy beautiful nature and kind people who dedicate their lives to tea. We will share their stories and discover traditional tea ceremony with its unique 'çaydanlık' (two stacked teapots) and famous 'ince belli bardak' (slim-waisted glass)!
During our stay in Rize province we will visit different leading tea companies and villages to explore family manufactures, who produce Turkish specialty tea. We will visit Tea Research Institute, harvest and produce our own tea and make a tea tasting one of the best Turkish teas. We will visit some breathtaking places like Zilkale Castle, Palovit Selalesi (Camlihemsin) Waterfall (the biggest waterfall (in terms of volume) in the Black Sea region), See Arched Bridges, Ayder Plateau -Avusor Plateau and trekking to Glacier Lake, Huser Platea enjoying Clouds & Sunset, Zipline, Rafting in Firtina Valley. We will visit Rize Tea Trade Center (The Largest Tea Glass Tower) with its tea shops, tea houses galleries and much more.
Traveling in istanbul we will visit most must
visit places like Sultanahmet, St Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Visit Galata Bridge, Karaköy, Taksim and of couse Bosphorus Boat Trip. During 7 days we will explore rich Turkish authentic cuisine and drinks fully completely immersed into Turkish culture.
The tour is organized by AN SHIM TEA and Rize Çay Çarşısı (Rize Tea Trade Center and EDFA Tourism) and lasts 8 days and 7 nights. We speak English, Turkish and Russian and are ready to answer all your questions!
Our journey of 2023 Season will start on September 25th!