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Tea in Bishkek – not what it was, but maybe that’s good?

Tea in Bishkek is at a crossroads. But I mean that figuratively, so don’t start trying to find tea rooms at city centre junctions. We tried two places and had vastly different experiences. The Chaikhana Jalal-Abad is an old tea … Continue reading

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Great tea in Tbilisi – coffee too. We liked this place!

We had the good fortune to take tea in Tbilisi with the man who is surely Georgia’s No 1 expert on tea. We then found a tea room that proudly serves up his teas in town. And we managed also … Continue reading

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Tea is for everyone in Istanbul, but we’re non-smokers

Tea is everywhere in Istanbul. It’s usually black and you get it in a little glass. But it’s even more common than your average cuppa in the UK: shopkeepers are drinking it constantly, it’s involved in nearly every social interaction; … Continue reading

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