Anybody who lives in Turkey or who has spent a considerable amount of time here knows that drinking tea and the rituals that follow it are ingrained in Turkish culture. Yet many of us don’t realize what a vast world tea has come from until we meet someone like Liliana Lopez, an expat who has not only made Istanbul her home but has also opened up an online lifestyle tea shop called Melez Tea.
Her special collection features 10 different blends, of which 5 are already sold online (the rest will be available soon). The beauty of her loose leaf teas stems from the high-quality products that she uses and the expertise with which she blends them. (She has been learning about tea from the masters in London, New York, and Barcelona for more than 2 years.)
On Melez Tea’s website, you’ll find information on what each type of tea tastes like, when to drink it, what it’s made of, and how to best prepare it. You can enjoy each tea with a special playlist that Liliana has created on Spotify. If you want to get a little adventurous with your tea, get a subscription and try Liliana’s special monthly blends.