PRODUCT DESCRIPTION Turkish tea, called çay (pronounced Chai) is produced on the eastern Black Sea coast, which has a mild climate with high precipitation and fertile soil. In 2004 Turkey produced 205,500 tonnes of tea (6.4% of the world's total tea production), which made it one of the largest tea markets in the world, with 120,000 tons being consumed in Turkey, and the rest being exported. Furthermore, in 2004, Turkey had the highest per capita tea consumption in the world, at 2.5 kg per person—followed by the United Kingdom (2.1 kg per person). Tea is grown mostly in Rize Province on the Black Sea coast. Şaziye Ilgaz heads the Technology Department and oversees research at the Caykur Ataturk Tea Research Institute in Rize, Turkey, located in the eastern part of the country’s Black Sea region and well known as the heart of Turkey’s tea industry. She says: "The most important fact about the tea industry in Turkey is related to our raw material. Because we use no pesticides in our tea gardens, our teas, whether black or green, are some of the safest in the world." SHIPPING POLICY (Please Read) - Your package will be shipped via PTT - Turkish Post Economy International Mail WITHOUT tracking number. - Packages are normally delivered in 20 - 30 days period. But rarely this duration might be up to 50-55 days. Unfortunately "Economy International Shipping" delivery times may be very unpredictable. Sometimes customs may be very busy. So delays may occur. - If you prefer Registered Air Mail with Tracking Number, please contact us with your country information.