What is a tea leaf reading? History of Tea Leaf Reading
Tea leaf reading is a special type of divination (fortune-telling) that involves interpreting the patterns of leftover tea leaves in a cup of tea. Tea leaf readers look for special symbols and shapes in these tea leaves, and use them to make predictions.
How is tea leaf reading done? The idea behind reading tea leaves is that whilst drinking, a person’s movements affect the leaves swirling around so that when they settle the shapes are unique to them. It is then up to the reader to interpret these shapes.
What tea leaves are best for reading? The best kind to use for a successful reading is loose leaf tea with a broad leaf, and in particular Wright says that oolong or gun powder teas are the best options. Both Wright and Marrama recommend this gunpowder tea that you can purchase from Amazon.
How much does a tea leaf reading cost? Reade charges about $60 for a half-hour, and finds that people who normally shy away from the “wizardry and witchcraft of tarot and runes” are drawn to the divination of tea leaves.