Istanbul's first International Tea Festival is a two-day event which as organisers said was inspired by their passion for tea.
Tea lovers have gathered at Istanbul's historic Haydarpasa train station for the city's first International Tea Festival. The two-day event features growers from around the world showcasing various traditional ways of brewing the world's most popular drink.
Every culture has a different story about the origins of tea. But Turkey is known as the land of tea lovers.
TRT World's Sarah Jones reports.