On my last post, I mentioned about our rather different tea habits in Turkey. First we brew it differently. I dont think that I would be too pretentious if I say that, there is a kettle like that in every household here. This is a very pretty example but there could be all other shapes and sizes. The thing is it has to have two parts. The bottom and the big part is always made of metal and the small part can be made of metal or ceramic. First you have to fill the big kettle with water and place it at the stove. Then put the small kettle above the big kettle. At the small kettle put black tea leaves.While the water is boiling in the big kettle the second small kettle will also be warmed. At this stage there is no water at the small kettle.
When the water is boiled, you should put some of the hot water on the small kettle. Now you must wait 15 minutes more or less, so that the tea can cook. You will see that after 15 minutes the tea leaves stay at the bottom of the kettle, this means that the tea is ready to be served.
When you are serving, fill part of the glass with tea from the small kettle and then add hot water from the big one. How much tea you are going to put from the small kettle totally depends on your taste of how dark or light you like to take your tea.
We also drink our tea not in mugs but small glasses like this.
Firts photo is from here