Thursday, December 5, 2013

Reading the Tea Leaves

Loved this post on Facebook from

Reading the Leaves:

We found Lindel Barker-Revell online, who reads tea leaves and thought we would share how you could read yours.

First you will need a lovely Twinings Loose or Whole Leaf Tea:

It is a fun and enlightening experience to read your tea leaves. Suddenly you will start to see the pictures emerge as the tea leaves settle.

Remember the tea leaf pictures you will see in your cup will never come again, and have never been before.

Lindel writes in her book; 'that tea leaves are as unique and individual as snowflakes, and the more I read tea leaves and study their formations, the more I feel amazed at their ability to make meaningful patterns'.

What you will need:

The best tea cups for reading are white or light coloured inside, so that you can see the leaves clearly.

Bowl-shaped cups, rounded at the bottom, are the best for reading, so the tea leaves can swish around being able to travel up the sides of the cup unimpeded by joins or corners.

First, make yourself a cup of Twinings, perhaps with a friend (a bit more fun), really enjoy the moment and then follow these instructions to read your leaves:

How to read:

1. Make sure you have about a teaspoonful of wet tea leaves from your pot in your cup.
2. Drink almost to the bottom of the cup so that the leaves are just covered by the liquid.
3. Hold the cup in 2 hands with the handle facing your heart and slowly rotate in a spiralling fashion so that the leaves can travel up the cup to make pictures. It doesn't matter which way you turn the cup.
4. Gently turn the liquid out of the cup, very slowly, so you don;t lose any leaves and turn the cup upside down on the saucer.
5. Turn your cup anti-clockwise three times, slowly.
6. Tap three times on the top of the cup.

Now it is time to look into the cup to see what pictures you have! Let your eyes go soft and just say the first thing that pops into your mind. Let your intuition loose!

If you feel like it, share with us what the leaves have revealed…

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Tea Leaves Reading Credit: Lindel Barker-Revell:

We also found a short instructional video by Lindel:

Tea Meaning Illustration found online: Jane Walsh:
We love this illustration helping us to read our tea leaves - we then searched online to find someone to help us read them:

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