Why is Turkish Tea Served in a Glass?

For those who have never savored traditional Turkish tea, the notion of drinking from a clear glass container might sound a little odd, but there is a reason behind it. The Turkish people take their tea drinking extremely serious and take time to steep their tea to the desired level. Turkish people want to know they are receiving their tea at the correct steeped level and a clear glass allows them to tell how well steeped their tea is. The darker the color, the stronger or heavier the tea.

How to Drink Turkish Tea?

Drinking Turkish tea can take some getting used to, but those that love the full bodied flavor of tea will enjoy the experience. Traditional Turkish tea is devoid of any milk components and is taken black. Sugar can be added along with various herbs and lemon, but real Turkish tea is remarkably strong in flavor. Traditional Turkish tea is served Kitlama Cay. This style of tea drinking is when a sugar cube is placed beneath the tongue as the tea is consumed and it is consumed very often in Turkey. Generally, you can expect to be offered Turkish tea at every meal and various times throughout the day.

Best Turkish Tea Glasses

CRYSTALIA Glasses
CRYSTALIA Glasses

For the modern Turkish tea enthusiast, the CRYSTALIA Glasses are ideal. They feature 6 – 145ml handled glasses with accompanying saucers. The crystal clear glass is both microwave and dishwasher safe and features a slightly curved glass design to allow the aroma of every sip of tea to envelop your senses. Whether you choose to purchase the glass set for yourself of a loved one on their special day, you will certainly enjoy these stylish, sophisticated Turkish tea glasses.

Tea Glass and Saucer Set
Tea Glass and Saucer Set

Traditional tea glasses are devoid of a handle and if you desire to stick with this tradition, the Glass and Saucer Set is ideal. It features 6 – 120ml glasses with saucers packaged in a stunning gift box. The glasses might look traditional, but trust us, they are durable enough to last for many years and cycles through your dishwasher. The glasses offer an elegant touch to any tea service and are designed in the traditional slightly curved shape to provide an additional element of style.

Original Double Wall Tea Glasses
Original Double Wall Tea Glasses

Even though traditional Turkish tea called for a glass with no handles does not mean you should have to burn your fingertips on the hot glass. The Original Double Wall Turkish Tea Glasses help you enjoy a traditional Turkish tea service without the risk of burns. The double walled design remains lightweight with the use of borosilicate glass and offers a 125ml capacity for each glass in this set of 2. The most unique aspect of this glass set is the floating affect awarded by the double walled design.

EVA Glasses
EVA Glasses

Traditional glasses should ideally be made in the country of origin and rest assured the EVA Glasses are, in fact made in Turkey. The traditional style Turkish tea glass set features 6 classically curved Turkish tea glasses and accompanying, uniquely shaped saucers. Comprised of high quality, crystal clear glass, this set is durable enough for daily tea services and remains dishwasher safe for ultimate versatility. The glasses come with a 125ml capacity that is the ideal amount for a traditional service. You will use this stunning Turkish glass set time and time again.

CRYSTALIA Turkish Tea Glassware
CRYSTALIA Turkish Tea Glassware

Although the CRYSTALIA Glassware features the traditional curved design and non-handled composition, they remain remarkably modern in their design. The lead free glass used is healthier for the tea drinker, but does not sacrifice the traditional essence of the Turkish tea experience. Each of the 6 glasses featured in this set has a capacity of 170ml and the borosilicate glass used allows for a lighter, yet more durable composition. The glasses are great as a gift and are completely dishwasher safe.

Set of 6 Tea Glasses
Set of 6 Tea Glasses

Although the appearance of a handle does not follow strict Turkish tea glass tradition, it does help the tea drinker avoid burning their fingertips. This Set of 6 Turkish-Tea Glasses offers an easy grip with convenient handle and the classically elegant silhouette Turkish glasses are known for. The set features durable glass that is designed for extreme temperatures, so you never have to contend with chips or cracks no matter how much you use the glasses.

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LAV Tea Glasses
LAV Tea Glasses

Classic yet modern styling is not always an option with traditional Turkish tea glasses, but the LAV Tea Glasses are designed for both aspect od the Turkish tea experience. The classic shape of this set of 6 glasses offers optimal tradition and is devoid of a handle. The modern twist on the classic is depicted in corresponding saucers for the set. The modern ripped saucers help with grip, but also add a unique flare to your tea experience.

Glass and Saucer Set
Glass and Saucer Set

The seductive silhouette of the Glass and Saucer Set may look dainty, but rest assured these glasses are designed to withstand extreme temperatures and are durable enough to last for many years. The 12 piece set features 6 classic Turkish tea glasses and their crystal clear saucer counterparts. The 135ml capacity is ideal for Turkish tea and the set is dishwasher safe. Whether it is for yourself or a gift, you will love this stylish and sophisticated Turkish tea set.