The Stranger in the Cup: How to Read Your Luck and Fate in the Tea Leaves – Gregory Lee White and Catherine Yronwode
Tea leaf reading is an age-old form of divination that has followed the tea trade around the globe, touching many cultures. The Stranger in the Cup teaches you the secret lore of tea cup magic, including how to select a cup, choose the best tea for a reading, brew it, and give amazing readings. With a dictionary of more than 800 tea leaf symbols, plus dozens of sample cup interiors that will show you exactly what the leaves reveal, this book will guide you from beginner to expert cup reader in no time. Along the way, you will learn the history of tea, tea leaf reading; the rare tea cups designed for cartomancy, numerology, and astrology readings; and the woman-led Tea Room Movement that made tea leaf reading the preferred fortune-telling method of the radical Suffragettes. Profusely illustrated, beautifully laid out, and deeply descriptive, this is a book to treasure or to share with a special friend.