Culture In A Teahouse Chaikhana in Iraqi Kurdistan

Photos By Youssef Othman

Tea is an important part of Kurdish culture.

Teapots on the stove, cafe Nader, Zakho, Kurdistan
A regular customer visit the teahouse cafe Nader, Zakho, Kurdistan

The chaikhana, teahouse, is the traditional place where men gather together to drink tea, having fun and talking.

Black tea is the most common in Kurdistan. People usually drink it black, with plenty of sugar.

The server pours tea for his customers. Cafe Nader, Zakho, Kurdistan
Teapots on the stove
The server pours tea for his customers. Cafe Nader, Zakho, Kurdistan

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