What does it mean to read the tea leaves? “Read the tea leaves” means to use signs or signals to predict something that’s going to happen in the near future. It all started with the fortune telling community. Fortune tellers would use actual tea leave patterns at the bottom of a cup when the tea was gone to try and predict the future.
How do people read tea leaves? The cup is divided into three parts. The rim designates the present; the side, events not far distant; and the bottom the distant future. The nearer the symbols appear to the handle the nearer to fulfillment will be the events foretold.
What tea is used to read leaves? It’s recommended that beginners use simple loose black tea leaves, but enjoy the process of selecting an aromatic blend that tantalizes your senses.
How do you read tea leaves for beginners? ‘Read’ the leaves in a clockwise direction, beginning at the rim of the cup from left of the handle and working your way in a spiral to the bottom. Shapes near the rim represent the immediate future—within the next few days.