Wednesday, November 14, 2012

An Israeli teapot booklet

Anyone here read Hebrew? I don't, alas, and I'd love to be able to read the recipes in this booklet I found on eBay a while back — in Israel!

Why order something I can't read? Well, a) I might learn to read Hebrew one day (and a trip to Israel is tops on my Bucket List, so maybe I'd find someone there to help me) and b) I absolutely love the design of this booklet! It must have been die cut, and it would certainly be a challenge to cut something this precisely with the average crafter's tools today. Still, it's a neat idea and a fun bit of teatime paper ephemera!

8 comments:

  1. Oh that is a nifty item, Angela!

    I hope one of your loyal readers can help you/us out and tell us what it says.

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  2. So cute! I'm no help on reading it, but the shape and pictures are darling.

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  3. Hahaha this is awesome. My Jewish-half and Teaist-half are coming together :)

    Yes, I can read Hebrew (although I am not a fluent speaker).

    The lettering at the front of the booklet says 'Teh (tea) Visotsky'. Visotsky must be the brand.

    Just skimming real fast: inside are recipes - the first for a 'jelly tea' (whatever that is), the second for 'Hot Grog' (like mulled wine), and then some baked recipes (plus instructions): honey cake (a Jewish classic, usually eaten for Rosh haShanah, the New Year!). I read religious texts in Hebrew, as a religious Jew, but ususally not cook books or recipes so I'd have to pull out a dictionary and do some serious work on this if you'd want more exact translation.

    Hope this helps! :)

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  4. I have used google translator to help me interact with contacts on flickr, maybe you could try it?

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  5. How interesting! Hope you find someone to translate. When my daughter was in college, she had the opportunity to visit both Israel and Palestine. A Palestinian woman invited her to tea in her home. It was an amazing experience for her and one I wish I could have sat in on.

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  6. What a find! I'm SO jealous. :-)

    Wissotsky tea, founded in Russia in 1849, first tea plant production in Israel in 1936. Check out their website for more info: http://www.wtea.com/

    I've found their tea at the Christmas Tree shop often - it's very nice.

    Heidi T.

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