- Region : Rize, Turkey
- Leaf Appearance: Small, broken mostly dark green tea leaves
- Steeping: 3 gr of tea with 200 ml water at 95 Celsius degrees about 3 minutes.
- Liquor: Between green and yellow
- Price: Approximately 3 USD for 150 Gr
Turkey has been known with her obsession with black tea traditionally. Yet that has started to change recently and Turkish people have increasingly been demanding more green tea, even white tea. In order to meet this demand Caykur which is the state-run tea company has commenced producing green tea. This week I’m going to review one of the green teas by Caykur.
Dry leaves of this tea are small and finely cut with some stems. They are mostly dark green. When it’s infused it produces between green and yellow liquor.
The liquor is quite clear and refreshing. It tastes slightly bitter and grassy with hints of seaweed. It is easily drinkable without sugar or any other sweeteners.
This tea by Caykur reminded me Tazo green teas I used to drink at Starbucks. Provided that Caykur has just started producing green teas this tea is quite successful. It’s not gonna put you over the moon but it’d definitely satisfy your thirst for green tea.