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!


  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.

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

  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! :)

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

  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.

  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:

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

    Heidi T.


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