Learning to Read Tea Leaves (by Mhaire Sinclair)


I was lucky enough to join a group at eteaket on Tuesday evening for an introduction to Tasseomancy (otherwise known as tea leaf reading).

To get the most of out of the experience, I went in with an open mind. As our teacher Lauren explained, it is best to be non-judgemental in order to develop the intuition of expressing messages from the leaves.

Lauren began by telling us a little about her background and the development of her wonderful intuitive skills. I felt very nervous at first but the loving energy and down to earth nature of our teacher couldn’t have helped more to break the ice.

We learned a little about the history of tasseomancy and its development from Eastern philosophy. Lauren then explained the techniques for tea leaf reading using specific areas to map past, present and future and how to interpret symbols. I thought it would be very hard but unexpected images just popped into my mind. It’s a great way to get outside your comfort zone, meet new people and develop your own innate ability to be in touch with your intuition.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait for the next class. I especially liked the explanation of the Chinese way of looking at tea leaf divination as all the four elements are present: FIRE – heat from the tea; EARTH – the leaves and vessel; AIR – steam and vapour; and WATER – the tea being drunk. Apparently a tiny piece of the soul escapes into the tea, which allows us to read the leaves. I’m convinced. (Mhaire Sinclair)

If you’d like details of the next tea leaf reading class, please just send an email to hello@eteaket.co.uk

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