Tea Tasting, World of Surprises

Istanbul, Turkey

Experience hosted by Devrim

60 mins, Hosted in English and Turkish

What you'll do

Welcoming our guests at our cozy artisan tea-shop. Give a brief introduction to our 40 unique herbal tea blends and after understanding the guests' interest we give detailed information about the group of teas that the guests are ineterested. While giving the detailed info we are brewing our three different kind -black, green, rooibos- of tea based mixtures for our tasting session. During & after tasting we are sharing our taste notes alltogether. After the experience we are giving a tin can of one of our herbal tea blends as a present to our guests.
Welcoming our guests at our cozy artisan tea-shop. Give a brief introduction to our 40 unique herbal tea blends and after understanding the guests' interest we give detailed information about the group of teas that the guests are ineterested. While giving the detailed info we are brewing our three different kind -black, green, rooibos- of tea based mixtures for our tasting session. During & after tasting we are sharing our taste notes alltogethe…

What's included

  • Drinks
    3 different types of herbal tea cups. Plus a tin can of their choise after...

Meet your host, Devrim

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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I had been blending tea for 16 years now and have enough knowledge to present our own herbal tea blends. As our teas are 100 % natural we would like to present tea lovers to taste how a "real" herbal tea tastes like. After our experience nothing will be the same to any tea-lover! Also I & my wife are original Istanbullers, born & raised - actually in the very same neighbourhood which our shop is settled- .
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Where you'll be

Our shop, the place of the experience is settled in the heart of Kadikoy, Moda the most favorite towns here in Istanbul. Our cozy shop will give all the flavors & the scents of the brewed tea and our guests will be able to interact with the herbal tea mixtures. As our shop is in a very popular area, after the experience our guests can continue their day or night easily without a need for a transport.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Anastasiia
August 2021
I really enjoyed learning about different types of teas from Devrim. It was a really interesting and unique experience. Hope to visit Mama Ram again in the near future.
Zeina
April 2021
AMAZING! Devrims shop is everything! Learned about tea origins and sampled some lovely mixtures. Devrims unique creations are artful and delicious. The neighborhood is also worth a day of exploration. If you are looking for something different and healthy to do ... this is it!!
Mohamed
March 2021
It was an amazing experience learn a lot a bout tea more than I knew, Devrim is passionate and has a unique story telling way, tea tasting was a new experience for me, I love the cool design of the shop also the area has lots of hip and cool cafes around, joyful experience highly recommend
Yulia
March 2021
Really liked tea tasting experience with Devrim. We tried 6 types of tea blends with unique flavors and aromas. Was interesting to listen history about tea production and blending. Definitely can recommend this experience! Devrim, thank you for being such a nice host and for Justinian 542 :)
João Manuel
November 2020
Turkey is by far the #1 tea drinking country in the world! Met with Devrim during COVID-19 and although it wasn't possible to stay sitting inside, it was surprsing to see the variety and amount of teas to take away. The experience includes 2 cans of tea and 4 samples to bring home as well as plenty of conversation about tea. You will get very personalized and expert treatment and Devrim was also willing to put on a particular music playlist, so if you have any particular ideas or requests you can always ask. The location is in a cozy and well-cared-for shop, at Istanbul's colorful Asia side!
Rustam
October 2020
I've never thought of brewing and drinking tea as something special up until now! My girlfriend and I got greeted by a very enthusiastic couple who manage the place. The place itself looked magical and had a bunch of jars and cans with teas and species (although they don't want to be a spice shop). They firstly walked us through different kinds of tea, how they differ, how they smell and taste. After this, we were asked to choose 6 teas to try out. Each one of them was unique and had an interesting flavor. Pro tip: I could feel a richer flavor when I waited until the tea cools down a bit. The most exciting tea was the one which had Clitoria ternatea in it, which made it blue, but that's not the end - they poured it over in a cup with a dried lemon, and it changed its color to purple due to a change in pH level! How cool is that?! At the end, they gave us 2 cans of our favorite teas to take home. Overall, I'm more than satisfied with the experience, and I'm writing this while sipping on my Boogie tea. P.S. ask the shop owners why the shop is named "Mama Ram".

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 16 and up can attend, up to 4 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.