Tea Leaf Reading

Long before tea drinking spread to Europe, tasseography or tea leaf reading was practiced in China. It is one of the easiest and simplest forms of divination which only takes minutes to do.

Make up your tea using loose leaf tea (you can cut open a tea bag and use the leaves). When brewed pour the tea unstrained into a white, wide brimmed cup.

You, or the person you are doing the reading for, should drink as much of the tea as is possible. Take the cup in your left hand and swirl it around clockwise. Place the cup upside down on a saucer. Look into the cup and study the patterns and shapes left by the clumps of tea leaves. Look for the simplest patterns and shapes first, most of their interpretations are obvious.

Shapes and Patterns:

  • Near Rim: Are life changing events that will happen soon.

  • On Sides: Are significant but not life changing events.

  • On Bottom: Are events subject to change, they may take
    months or even years to happen.