Friday, May 13, 2016

Tea Readings: Good luck drinking that brew!

Tea has a very fascinating history. It’s been around for thousands of years, so there are bound to be many stories surrounding my beloved beverage! Tea is deeply seeded within religion, conflict, and even politics. Many facts, legends, and myths, are associated to tea. The many rituals and protocols in both the Afternoon Tea and Japanese Tea Ceremony alone account for a variety of tales. 

I thought it was so fitting on this day of Friday the 13th to share some superstitions involving tea. Some are strange, some will make you smile. Still, there are some that will have you thinking. I know I’ve been re-thinking the way I make my tea! Have a good chuckle, and, may a cup of tea bring you an abundance of success!

  • Consider it good luck if you’ve spilled some tea while making it.
  • A stranger may bring you some bad news if you’ve forgotten to place the lid on the teapot. 
  • You may remain single if you put the milk in your tea before the sugar.
  • Two teaspoons, accidentally placed together on the same saucer, may indicate an upcoming wedding or even a pregnancy with the possibility of having twins.
  • If two women pour tea from the same teapot, one of them may have a baby within the year.
  • If a man and a woman take turns pouring tea, they may have a child born to them.
  • If a female visitor pours tea from another woman's teapot in her house, both women may experience bad luck or one of them may have a baby within the year.
  • A secret may be revealed if some tea spills from the spout of the teapot while it’s being carried.
  • Someone may be sweet on you if some sugar remains undissolved at the bottom of your cup.
  • Stirring the pot counter-clockwise may stir up some trouble with a friend.
  • You may have an argument with someone if you stir the pot before pouring from it. 
  • It is considered unlucky to stir tea with anything other than a spoon.
  • If you brew a stronger tea than usual, you may form a new friendship.
  • If you brew a weaker tea than usual, you may end a friendship.
  • It’s a bad omen to forget to put the tea leaves into the pot before pouring boiling water in it.
  • Bubbles stuck to the side of the cup may indicate a developing romance. Each bubble represents a kiss.
  • Floating bubbles that can be slurped without touching the sides of the cup, indicate that you may receive a letter in the mail.
  • Floating bubbles in the middle suggests you may become rich. The more the bubbles, the greater the wealth.
  • Small particles of tea leaves that float to the top may indicate a visit from a stranger or a lover.
  • The more tea leaves you have in your teacup, a much fuller life you will have.
  • Accidentally dropping some loose leaf tea in your home may bring good luck.
  • If you accidentally dropped a teaspoon on the floor, a child will visit your home.
  • You may lose something within a week if the tag on a teabag falls off while it’s in your cup.

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