Çay is chai, did you know?

One “çay”

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Istanbul brought many pleasures, including linguistic delights, pronunciation delights and sensory delights in the same package…actually, I could add a plethora of other delights to this photo – aesthetic, temporal, etc; but I digress. These tulip shaped tea glasses are quintessential Istanbul to me. Tinkle, tinkle, tinkle goes the spoon against the glass as you stir 1-2 sugar cubes into the strong, dark tea. All around, no matter where you are, you can hear tinkle tinkle tinkle or see “çay” (pronounced “chai”) on chalkboard menus, or cafe sideboards, or on a tray being carried through the neighborhood.

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2 responses to “Çay is chai, did you know?

  1. Susan

    reminds me of Yemen. . .

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