Traditional summer costume of the people’s militia from Ordu (but not very different from those of Giresun, Trabzon, Rize). In winter, men wore a supplementary ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest). The model is early-20th century. (This outfit is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.)
TURKISH TEA is grown in Rize, a city in Black Sea region (North of Turkey) and it is said that this tea has the highest quality all around the world. There are endless tea fields in this city, and most of the leaves are picked by women.