The çay bahçesi or tea garden is an integral part of Cadentia social life. Resting on the peak of a large hill overlooking the bazaar, this sprawling garden offers the best views and even better blends. It is open from the moment the sun peaks over the horizon until it dips down the other side casting red, orange and purple hues over the guests. Two büyükanne, Elif and Azra, welcome you with sun-browned wrinkled faces. They escort you to an old wooden table that holds memories like an ancient dragon. A soft wind eases hot temperatures and bitter grudges. You are served a simple breakfast, a filling brunch or handcrafted lokum flavoured with pistachios, bergamot orange, rosewater or a dozen other varieties. The poorest carver can dine with the most esteemed merchant with ease and comfort. This garden is a sacred space, where culturally diverse citizens come to share both brew and leaf.