Tea Drinking in this Century, Your Future In A Cup
A Calm Place to Enjoy our Tea
Fortune Telling with Tea Leaves
We really enjoy a wide assortment on a cool saturday morning. Not only for their delicious aroma and taste, but also for the various medicinal properties. That got me to thinking, and look what I found out.
The ritual of tasseography enhances your enjoyment of tea by involving a
medium or mediator to predict the future. In general, the role of a medium is to act as a link between two places or people. In this instance the mediator is actually the residue left in the cup that telepathically links the reader with the seeker's past, present and future.
The word tasseography originates from the French "Tasse" for "cup" and the Greek "graphs" for the act of writing or drawing. Literally, tasseography is the art of defining the shapes that are "drawn" in the cup. Loose, large tea leaves were originally used in tasseography, they form patterns easier.
The art of tasseography is said to have originated in China. The Chinese believed that the patterns left in the teacup were worthy of study, spelling out good or evil karma. In the 17th century tasseography was popular among women in Europe. Tea leaf reading was spread by gypsies. In exchange for a coin, they wandered from town to town offering to tell your future.
Perfect Cups For Tea Rituals
Designed with the elements of earth. Drinking tea or having the leaves read, calming enjoyment. These cups keep the tea brewing hot, not our hands. The unique box keeps them out as a mindful display to stop a moment and drink some tea.
Choosing A Blend
It was a popular practice for a talented reader to read her own leaves in the morning, before those of her friends who visited during the day would be asked to select a certain blend of leaves.
Good choices for a reading about love are: jasmine or rosehip blends; a mint tea is good for questions about money; and drink chamomile for good health. Did you know chamomile is the most popular tea in the world? This liquid, still offers you the peace and harmony in the world, with the pouring and drinking of a single cup.
Remember to use large leaf teas and tell the friend to go with her instincts when choosing a blend of tea, intuition always leads in the right direction.
A talented reader asked her friends to swirl the dried tea before choosing the leaves to be placed in a pot, much like shuffling cards in Tarot. Reading tea leaves requires more telepathic skills than other methods of foretelling, because it offers no clear or absolute symbols to read as do Tarot or astrology. Rather, it requires the reader to follow her first impressions, using her psychic intuition and feelings to interpret shapes and meaning.
The ability to see these insights in the hard to describe dregs is like a child's intuitive ability to see the shapes in the clouds. The reader's mind must be open and innocent like the child as she uses her intuition to interpret the shapes in the cup. The first shapes that the reader sees are those that are appropriate. She should never second guess her first instincts.
The vibrations of energy of the friend are passed on to the cup of tea. In this way, the friend indirectly sends messages to the reader as well. She also sends direct messages by her presence through the tasseography ritual, all by drinking from a cup of tea.
Teas are a powerful future telling tool because it contains the energy of earth, fire, water and air. The plants are grown in the earth, boiled in water and over fire, and then are cooled with air, by the friend blowing on them. The energy of the friends breath combines mental, physical and spiritual energy with the tea in the cup as she focuses on her question.
Tea Legends and Customs
One legend tells that it was the Chinese emperor Shen Nong who first discovered the hot beverage of tea in 2737 BC. One day while he boiled water, a few leaves from a nearby tea tree accidentally fell into his pot. Shen Nong liked the taste of this brewed water and so unearthed a new drink. He complimented this beverages ability to quench thirst, wake you up and keep a happy heart.
The custom of serving tea to guests is an old Taoist legend. Around the 6th century BC, Lao Tzu felt that no one cared to hear his wisdom in the city of Chou and so he decided to leave China. Yin His was seated by the gate, when Lao Tzu got to the border. This sage shared with him a cup of tea and inspired Lao Tzu to write down his teachings before passing through the gate. This written work was to become the sacred book of all practicing Taoists that speaks of the art of living. So Lao Tzu became the founder of Taoism, and the medicinal beverage of tea was supported by Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian monks, and eventually by the common people.
Tea drinking today and through the years, is simple and saintly. A simple cup of tea can still solve most ills.
A Tea Tellers Delight
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© 2011 Maree Michael Martin
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