What is tea leaf reading called? Tasseography (also known as tasseomancy) is the art of identifying symbols and interpreting messages found in the shapes and configurations of tea leaves.
Where does the saying reading tea leaves come from? “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.
Do the Chinese 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.
What does a tree mean in a tea leaf reading? If it’s placed in the middle of the cup, it means you may need a help of friends or family to progress in life or with a current situation. And when the tree symbol is shaped at the bottom of the cup, means your life is not going well. You need to re-think your actions and learn from others who have succeeded.