Growing up I ways fascinated with Witches (thanks to the tv show Bewitched) and Tea Leaf readings are often associated with Witchcraft. Witcheslore.com has a wonderful page devoted to tea leaf history and meanings behind the patterns left behind in your tea cup. Click here to see that page.
I bought Tea Leaf Reading for Beginners by Caroline Dow and it is a very good resource book. Caroline offers the readers a course in reading and understanding the history as well as the messages that await you in each cup. The Book Depository is one I use because there is never any shipping fees no matter the cost of your books! This one is currently offered on sale at $13.01 US, click here to learn more about Tea Leaf Reading For Beginners
I purchased Tea Leaf Reading A Divination Guide For The Bottom of Your Cup and found it to be an excellent pocket sized resource guide and purse companion. This book is offered currently at $8.61 on The Book Depository and I think worth every penny!
At 144 tiny but packed pages of tea leaf reading information this pint sized guide makes for an excellent study and read.
If you are looking to do a little research of your own or share with your friends and wow them at your next tea party these are two books I can highly recommend.
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