This little tea leaf cat reignited my curiosity. How do you read tea leaves? What do the pictures mean and is there anyone who can read tea leaves around here anyway?
The fancy name for reading tea leaves is 'tasseography'. The actual definition of 'tasseography' is is a divination or fortune-telling method that interprets patterns in tea leaves, coffee grounds, or wine sediments.
After doing intensive research (googling it), I discovered that a cat is not such a positive thing to get in a tea leaf reading. It is symbolic for treachery, deceit and a false friend. Now I have anxiety over who my false friend is. I have texted all my friends and none of them are owning up. I guess will have to just wait and see who the back stabbing bitch turns out to be!
Anyway, we won't worry about the false friend for now. We have important things to consider. Do I need a special type of tea? Do I need a special type of tea cup? Do I need to attend lessons that will help me read tea leaves?
Use loose leaf tea.
Get a cup with a wide rim and a not too small base.
Find a quiet moment to read tea leaves.
You don't have to memorise all the symbols you can just look here.
You don't have to read every image you see.
If you can't decipher the images, try looking at them from all angles.