What is it called when you read tea leaves? Tasseography (also known as tasseomancy) is the art of identifying symbols and interpreting messages found in the shapes and configurations of tea leaves.
Can anyone read tea leaves? Just as most any child can look up at the sky and find shapes in clouds, anybody can have a fun time looking for symbols in the bottom of a teacup. To get deeper, more accurate readings though, it should be noted that tea leaf reading takes practice.
Where does tea leaf reading come from? Tea leaf reading, also known as tasseography, is said to have origins in Asia, the Middle East, and Ancient Greece, with Middle Eastern cultures typically using coffee. However, modern tea leaf reading began in the 17th century, when tea was introduced from China to Europe.
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.