Oct 17, 2011

Deck Review- Tea Leaf Fortune Cards

The art of Tea Leaf Reading is referred to as Tasseomancy. Tea has been around for some 5,000 years so it may be that people were reading tea leaves as far back as that. The reader picks up the cup and reads the patterns formed by the tea leaves. Usually the best tea leaf reading will come from readers who also have natural artistic skills but since most of us are not trained as such, there is a wonderful new deck that takes the guess work out of  tea leaf reading.

I'd like to introduce The Tea Leaf Fortune Cards by Rae Hepburn and published By US Games. Rae Hepburn has studied tea leaf reading for more than thirty years and with these fabulous cards we can reap the benefits of readings without all the hassle of learning volumes of information.

The Tea Leaf Fortune Cards are 200 lovely round cards  (12 Month of the year cards, 6 Astral House cards and 186 Tea Leaf cards) with amazingly appealing artwork that makes reading with them loads of fun, I love the round shape and I've found that shuffling them is actually quite easy. There are a couple different ways that they can be shuffled, by placing them all on a flat surface and mixing them up with your hands or, as I have found, stacking the wonderful little spheres in several small stacks and shuffling as you might do with a regular card deck, making sure to shuffle all the stacks evenly.

This deck and book set also comes with a gorgeous golden bag that you can use to store your cards in and even shake them as a method of shuffling as well. The accompanying 94 page instruction book is a wonderful resource with the history of Tasseomancy, the development of the Tea Leaf Fortune Cards, traditional reading methods, several spreads that you can use with these cards and an alphabetical listing of all 200 cards with an interpretation of each.

I had a really great time shuffling and reading with these cards and I'm simply amazed at just how accurately they read! This is a great deck for anyone who wishes to dip their toes into tea leaf reading and this form of geomancy. This is one deck that would be a wonderful addition to anyone's collection!


luna petunia said...

Very nice idea. I like it & will give it a go.
Blessings, luna

luna petunia said...

Very nice. I plan to give it a go. What a nice change from the old celtic cross or three card spread.
Blessings by the cauldron full, luna

Kassandra said...

I've had this deck for several years and I love it. I usually am a Tarot card reader, and the tarot gives you guidance which you need to interpret. But, the Tea Leaf Fortune cards are much more concrete and specific... about a 1/3 of them are positive, another 1/3 are negative and 1/3 are ambiguous. It can give you very specific answers (if you ask specific questions). I bought this deck system almost 10 years ago when it was first published and was under $30. Now it's Out of Print, which is why it's so expensive. I did hear that it was going to be improved and republished this Fall... so snap it up when they come out!