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Caykur Black Tea, Altinbas, 17.6 Ounce

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Caykur Black Tea, Altinbas, 17.6 Ounce + Turkish Tea Glass Set - Plain (6 Pcs) + Turkish Tea Glass Saucers (6 Pcs) Pasabahce Brand
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Product Description

Turkey's most popular black tea. This is Turkish style loose leaf black tea. This tea is grown without the use of any pesticides.

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  • Item Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B000RJARJS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,087 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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Customer Reviews

The taste: very clean and pure.
camisdad
If you like warm treats on a cold day or like me you drink hot tea all the time.
D. Dulicai
This tea tastes exactly like the tea we had in Istanbul.
MichaelS

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By True-n-Honest on March 23, 2012
I think I can call myself a good Turkish Tea drinker. If you are not familiar with any of these teas, choose the cheapest one, which is the Yellow box (Turist) in general. It will give you 80-90% the same taste. The pink/red box (Filiz) is supposed to be the next better one, while it is the most favorite choice for many Turkish tea lowers. The red box (Cay Cicegi) is presented as better and stronger than Filiz, and the black box (Altinbas) is best among these four tea types. However, the prices on Amazon.com are at least double of what you can find at your local ethnic food stores. See if you can find any local stores if possible. Once you find a local merchant, you will find more choices to buy with tea, like Turkish delight, baklava, halva, Turkish cookies, white (feta) cheese, black/green olives, sudjook, and much more. If you come accross Turkish from brands other than Caykur, try to choose Caykur brand.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By camisdad on November 27, 2009
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When we visited Turkey last Xmas, we drank straight or honey-sweetened Turkish tea along with delicious baklava several times a day to make up for the cold. My boys fell in love with Turkish tea there. Back home, we tried to find some good Turkish tea. I ordered several kinds. After doing thorough testing (!!) we decided that this was the best tea among the 4 kinds we sampled!

The taste: very clean and pure. A light, well pitched, fragrant component. A hint of sweetness in the background.

We brew it in a cast iron Japanese tea kettle, pour boiling water in it, then dilute it in the glass or mug to the concentration we want. Purists beware: we often sweeten it with honey, and I typically add a drop of lemon:-)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on May 11, 2009
I have been drinking this tea for years and I am happy with the exquisite taste that comes from naturally grown Black Sea region tea. No pesticides/chemicals have been used in growing this tea, it is pure, it is natural, it is rich in taste and above all it is healthy.

It is produced by CAYKUR (Rize,Black Sea Region,Turkey), Turkey's government enterprise for tea-processing.

Caykur's Altinbas is usually priced higher than other Caykur brands.

It is loose tea so you need to have a set of two teapots, one at the bottom for boiling water and one at the top for brewing tea.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pinzgauer on April 6, 2008
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If you like black tea, this is it. No flavors added, no smokiness as you can find in Russian black teas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Habo on August 24, 2013
This black package includes the best black tea. However, the price is a rocket. In the US, many local stores (if there is one close to you) sell this item at $6-8. So, be aware of the real price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joanna Daneman #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 13, 2012
This is the same Turkish tea you can drink in kebab establishments in Europe. It's typically served in tiny, tulip-shaped glasses on small saucers. On a cold day, it's really warming, and it's even refreshing in summer.

This tea is brewed in a two-part teapot, typically stainless steel with a big pitcher below for hot water and a smaller teapot on top for brewing a strong infusion of the tea. You set the teapot on top of the hot water to brew, then use the hot water to dilute the tea to desired strength. This is similar to the way Russian tea is brewed in a samovar.

One thing about this tea; there is a lot of tea leaf dust in the package. To avoid a sort of off flavor contributed by the dust, it's easy to wash the leaves before brewing. I put the tea into a tea strainer, pour hot water over the leaves and discard the water. The leaves go into the pot for brewing. This really improves the flavor. It's not unusual to "wash" tea leaves; in China, tea is often made by throwing off the first water infusion and quickly re-infusing the wet leaves.

The flavor of this tea is more like Russian or China black tea--less snappy and tannic than Assam or Darjeeling.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By radio100 on October 15, 2013
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I use loose tea and reuse tea for several cups. Like most teas I find the 2nd and 3rd cup to be smoothest, this tea was no different. I brew my teas weaker than my British friend. The tea was very enjoyable, has nice finish. For me the 1st cup of this tea has an initial lemon citrus tone, the subsequent cups from the same leaves loose this tone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scott from Illinois on October 16, 2013
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This is a good everyday tea. Nothing special but better than a bag of Lipton. Brews up light, medium bodied. I have been using this primarily for iced tea with great results.
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