Posts Tagged ‘Chinese New Year lantern’

I found this Turkish apple tea during my last visit to Harkola.

Unlike the powdered version, this tea is unsweetened, and a gloriously bright red.  It contains apple, hibiscus, blackberry leaves, apple flavour, lemon peel and cinnamon.  The packet of 20 tea bags cost me just $2.80.

I was particularly taken with the lovely wrappers…

…and, loathe to waste them, I turned them into a little red lantern, using the instructions I posted here.  It’s now hanging in the kitchen doorway.

If you’d like to play around with some pretty tea bag wrappers, my friend Mazza the Toymaker has several to print out on her website.  They’re gorgeous, and come complete with a Wind in the Willows quote!

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Final lantern post, I promise!

I wasn’t going to make any more, but couldn’t resist these two YouTube tutorials.  Plus we were in the middle of a 40C heatwave in Sydney last week, and it was really too hot to cook or go out!

The second tutorial is in Cantonese (I think), which I don’t understand, but the instructions were easy to follow nonetheless.  I’m posting them here, so that I can find them again next year!


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