In Turkey, tea is shared in the same way as a handshake in the United States; when you meet someone, whether for the thousandth time or a first time, you have a glass together. Tea in Turkey isn’t just a drink. It’s a ritual deeply ingrained into the fabric of day-to-day social life. Because of this, the way tea is brewed in Turkey is very different from the way it is done in the United States.
From a design perspective, it’s hard not to admire the Turkish teakettle. Distilled to the essence of its function, the çaydanlık solves many problems at once.
|—||A design ode to Turkish tea. Compare and contrast with George Orwell’s 11 golden rules for brewing the perfect (British) cup of tea. (via explore-blog)|
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Mahatma Gandhi, as quoted in Hope in the Age of Anxiety
Song: “You Are What You Love” by Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins