What are people who read tea leaves called? Taylor’s profession is formally known as tasseography or tasseomancy — terms derived from the French tasse, for cup, and the Greek suffix graph, for writing, or mancy, for divination. Practitioners look for insights by examining the patterns created by loose tea leaves left over after a cup has been drained.
Who invented reading tea leaves? It’s believed the Romani were the ones who facilitated the spread of tasseomancy through parlors, coffeehouses, tea rooms, and even through door-to-door readings. By the mid-1800s Romani offering tasseomancy readings could be found throughout Europe.
Why do people read tea leaves? Tea leaves are also used as a divination tool to explore the past, present, and future. Tasseography (also known as tasseomancy) is the art of identifying symbols and interpreting messages found in the shapes and configurations of tea leaves.
Do Chinese people read tea leaves? Tea leaf reading is a tradition that likely began soon after the discovery of tea by Chinese Emperor Shen Nun in 2737 BC.