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Tea found its way to Persia (Iran) from India and soon became the national drink. The whole part of northern Iran along the shores of the Caspian Sea is suitable for the cultivation of tea. Especially in the Gilan province on the slopes of Alborz large areas are under tea cultivation and millions of people work in the tea industry for their livelihood. That region covers a large part of Iran's need for tea. Iranians have one of the highest per capita rate of tea consumption in the world and from old times every street has had a Châikhâne (Tea House). Châikhâne's are still an important social place. Iranians traditionally drink tea by pouring it into the saucer and putting a lump of sugar in the mouth before drinking the tea. This is seen nowhere else in the world.

Taken by ~Post-Human at Simorgh in London
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Redtriangle Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I love tea, I am Chinese, and Chinese also love tea very much that in the ancient times, they consider making good tea as an art.
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RicardoEstrada Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Professional Photographer
love me some tea, who takes these pics?
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Real-Mahan2010 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005
This is truly my original crack! :XD:

I kinda thought tea would be popluar in Iran .. but you have no idea how much infulence it has in South America ... its the total rival of coffee down there. (tea) :ninjabattle: (coffee)
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albaity Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats a cool way to drink tea!.. My dad told me such iranian ways in drinking tea during his visits to iran ...
I really hope to visit iran one day .. maybe the end of tis year..

oh yeah .. any one can tell me is what kind of restrictions are there in taking photos in iran?.. so maybe i could watch myself not to cross any line .. especially taking pictures of "world class" iranian beauties... :jark:
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