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Let the tea come! �Chaykhana� crawl

Touring the tea houses
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In Azerbaijan, tea is central to the national psyche in a whole range of important ways. With the phrase �ay g?lsin! (�Let the tea come!�), people are not just ordering a cuppa, but maybe also sealing a business deal, brokering a marriage proposal or saying farewell to the deceased at a funeral. Tea is also the mainstay symbol of welcome in any household, and the culmination of a bath-house experience. In this imaginative tour, we invite you to discover Baku from a tea perspective. Passing through the crooked streets of the timeless Old City, learn how this most celebrated of drinks came from China via the Silk Routes to become Azerbaijan�s main national beverage. En route we pop into caravanserais, hamams and hidden residential yards as you get an even better sense of Azerbaijan�s distinctive tea-based traditions. A key element of the tour is visiting three contrasting Baku �chaykhanas� (teahouses), each with their own distinctive atmosphere � medieval-oriental, modern-fusion and simple Soviet-style. Taste various types of tea (perhaps thyme, rose, clove-infused or others) served with traditional Azerbaijani sweets and a wide range of jams in cherez (dessert sets). Let the journey begin, �let the tea come�!�

What's included

Tour price includes:

  • Professional Guide Service
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transportation
  • Walk along the streets of IcheriSheher
  • Tea tour and tasting at Traditional Chaykhana
  • Tea tour and tasting at Modern Chaykhana
  • Tea tour and tasting at Soviet Style Chaykhana
  • Speacial tea set pack

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