Chaikhan, Shukhrat Abdumalikov (Uzbekistan) – Exquisite Art
Chaykhan is a tea-maker, the owner of the Chaykhana. Chaykhana (from Chinese cha-yeh – tea in leaves and Persian xane – room) – Tea House in Iran and Central Asia.
In the past, the teahouse was located next to the caravanserai in large cities. It represented a complete resemblance to modern hotels, providing additional services – food and tea. In Chaykhana, the locals met travellers, merchants and scientists and learned the latest news about life in other countries; papers were made, trade deals were concluded.
Central Asian culture, like any other, is gradually diverging around the world with its carriers. Nowadays, Chaykhana is one of the most popular and visited places after the mosque in Central Asia. Today chaykhana can be found in many cities of the world.
Tea houses are present in other parts of Central Asia, notably Turkey. These tea houses usually serve several beverages in addition to tea. In Persian, such tea houses may be referred to as Chay-Khaneh, or in Turkish, çayhane—literally, the “house of tea”.