I really love a samovar.
My mother used to have a “special” cabinet for her lovely cups and saucers. I love to use mine as often as I can. I ask people to choose from my tea cupboard. Lately, my shaky hands have dropped a few faves. It’s an opportunity to mix and ma...
This must be true!!!
Cake art is truly amazing.
Hilarious. Something we all need to know.
Not sure if I’ve shared this before... just beautiful.
Most unusually, a beautiful circle appeared in this cup. It’s such an unusual image set above a sort of Grail. A very full and powerful cup. I felt very good about the symbols.
I really liked this dog/fox on the bottom left. It could even be a baby dragon! Whatever it is, it’s questioning something. See it with the finger or hand up towards the face?
An interesting detail on this cup. You can see the letter A and above it I saw a stork or a bird with a little person beside it. I felt it was a baby coming. Apparently it was right, for a relative with the initial A.
I wish I could go...
Wow. Such cakes a di have that cup and saucer.
Just use cold water and boil it fresh peeps.
Could I cut this beautiful cake? Not sure...
Seeing beautiful tea being hand plucked in Taiwan, is so beautiful.
It’s quite complex choosing the perfect teapot. Worth a read.
It is indeed.
Too pretty to eat.
Tea strainers are a lovely accoutrement to the tea table. They’re not used when we read the leaves, but I couldn’t resist these.
Pretty in pink.
Haha. Also a new way of making tea.
When people ask me how to read the tea leaves, I tell them, first see the pictures and then see a thousand more.
Such a cute mention of tea pouring as a desirable trait.
A huge rooster takes up the main part of this cup. Roosters are about pride, a reason to crow about something. They also represent a New Day symbolically. This particular rooster is standing on a strong base, so it adds strength to the symbol.
Today I show you a simple cup for the first part of 2019 and how to begin to interpret the pictures .
Can you see the couple getting married and the big bell underneath? A bell, or rings are excellent symbols for a marriage. This bride to be has a very big bell.
Verena getting ready to read the tea leaves today at the Intercontinental Hotel in Double Bay. We had a very busy day.
My mother wouldn’t really approve of calling scones biscuits, but here goes.
The year of the earth pig is back after 60 years. Pigs are usually good luck if they appear in the tea leaves. They represent abundance and the feminine. If they look very dark in the tea leaves, you can expect some aggression, even attack, like a...
Verena and I are happy to be at the Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday.
These pages are from “Tea Classified” a book by Jane Pettigrew andBruce Richardson. People often ask me about the grades of tea. I have a list in my book too. You need to taste the tea whatever the classification, but for tea leaf readers th...
It’s so nice to enjoy a really good cup of tea from a beautiful cup and saucer. This is Tara tea ware from Ireland. The gold has run slightly on the rim, but I love it. I’ve got several pieces.
I’ve always preferred to call it Afternoon Tea. Sigh.
It’s a worry.
Ouch. No tea bags friends. You can’t read ‘em and they’re bad for the environment. My garden loves tea leaves. It’s easy.
A lovely spot for sharing tea.
Can you see this cat sitting in the cup all by itself? I was excited to see this symbol for my friend. The Dalai Lama says that cats are like happiness; you can’t force them to sit on your lap, but if you make a space for them and sit quietly i...
Oh no! Death to the tea leaf. Cute though.
Every day is hot tea day at my place. When it’s hot tea cools me, when it’s cold tea heats me. Tea always revives me.
I know how he feels!
Christmas blessings to all.
This looks good !
A lovely rabbit is playing music and three figures are rising. I’ve found rabbits appear when creativity is strong. I’ve never seen a rabbit with musical notes above its head. I think it is playing a Moon-shaped instrument above which three sp...
This is how I felt when I really started to study tea.
Now this is a stylish setting for tea. Check out the gorgeous biscuits.
I use a good Assam when I read at the Intercontinental in Double Bay. It’s a robust tea with excellent leaves and flavour.
Such a pretty blue. I love the colours and the style.
I think I’ve shared this before, but must again. Gorgeous!
In this different angle from the leave yesterday, it shows the “shattered” sense of my life. All those leaves scattered in the bottom of the cup. I am crawling at least by now. If I was interpreting this s for someone else I’d be hopeful, b...
Although we don’t use tea strainers when reading the tea leaves, I like to see all tea paraphernalia.