Turkish Tea - How To Make It

Woman serving Turkish tea in traditional tea glasses from a nostalgic teapot.

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Making Turkish tea with a Turkish tea pot set.


  • 7 cups water
  • 5 tablespoons black tea leaves


  1. Pour 1/4 cup of water in the small tea pot. Add in tea leaves (5 tablespoons for 6 people) and cover with its lid.
  2. Fill the large tea pot with water. Put them together (small one above the larger) on the stove over medium high heat. Bring it to boil.
  3. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 5 minutes so that the heat reaches the tea leaves in the small tea pot.
  4. Transfer more than half of the water in the large tea pot into the small teapot. Fill the large one with additional water and put them back on the stove. Again the small tea pot over the large tea pot. Bring the water to boil first and reduce the heat to the lowest and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes. The tea will be brewed as the tea leaves will sink by the end of this time.
  5. Serve it hot.