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 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.
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.