Istanbul has a huge tea culture. Everywhere i looked someone was drinking tea. In the underground, in the shops and even even in the bazaar they carried it around on trays. i am not a big tea fan, except for Bigelow Caramel Tea (hint, hint). but i have to admit that i liked the tea here. i like the way it is served and drunk out of little glasses, of which i bought myself, so i can try it at home.
There are a lot of people here and you most feel it in the shops, especially the big market known as the Grand Bazaar. People are everywhere and it feels like all 13+ million are there. The worst part of the bazaar, for me, is the shop owner can seem a little too aggressive, even to the point of following you a bit or even waiting for you to return if you say that you will come back. Do not promise them that you will come back because they will wait for you.