how to tea leaf reading

how to tea leaf reading

Introducing Tea Leaf Reading

Tea leaf reading, also known as tasseography and tasseomancy, is an ancient fortune-telling method which utilizes tea leaves as a form of divination.

History of Tea Leaf Reading

The practice of tea leaf reading originated in the East, with its first mentioning around 4,000 years ago. During the Tang dynasty in China, many people were inspired to use the leaves with intention while brewing tea. It is believed that in the West, tea leaf reading was inspired by gypsies who adopted the craft after coming into contact with the tea-drinking British.

How to Read Tea Leaves

Follow these steps to read tea leaves:

  1. Brew a cup of tea. Use a strainer to ensure that all of the leaves are in the cup.
  2. Finish your tea, leaving about a teaspoon of liquid in the cup.
  3. Swirl the liquid in the cup three times in a clockwise direction.
  4. Turn the cup upside down and place it in the saucer. Allow the tea to drain for a few moments.
  5. Turn the cup right-side up and look for shapes. Each symbol may represent a person, a place, an event and more.
  6. Interpret the images with the help of a guidebook and your own intuition.


Tea leaf reading is a form of fun entertainment you can use to connect with your inner wisdom and gain insight into your future. With practice, it can be used to bring understanding and guidance into all areas of your life. This form of divination can be used as a way to open up and face your future. So take a break, brew some tea and dip into the world of tea leaf reading.


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