Hello, and welcome to The Mystic Tea Room.
This site is dedicated to preserving and popularizing the traditional divinatory art of reading tea leaves (and coffee grounds) through the presentation of a virtual gallery in which are displayed and interpreted the many beautiful fortune telling teacups and saucers that have been created for the purpose of aiding tea leaf readers and fortune tellers in the practice of the tasseomantic art.
In the Museum of Fortune Telling Teacups and Saucers, you will soon find detailed images of dozens of fortune teller's tea cups and saucers, patent drawings for a number of divination cups, historical overviews of the many types of tea leaf readers' cups and their makers, and a selected bibliography of books and pamphlets about the occult and magical art of tea leaf reading. Browse the Tea Cup Index by Name or the Tea Cup Index by Maker and click on the image of any tea cup and saucer set to see more pictures of that cup and saucer and read more about the set's history and how it was used for fortune telling.
If you like art, you may enjoy the gallery of Harry Roseland's paintings of African American Fortune Tellers.
If collecting books is your passion, you may enjoy our upcoming Bibliography of Books about Tasseomancy and look at some of the vintage tea room postcards, tea room match book covers, tea room menues, and related tea room ephemera we have come across in our own research on the subject of fortune telling by tea cups.
In addition to this site's function as an online archive of tasseography, The Mystic Tea Room also maintains a small Mystic Tea Room Gift Shop, where unusual, antique, vintage, modern, contemporary, and one-of-a-kind fortune telling tea cups and saucers -- and their accompanying tasseomancy booklets, pamphlets, and instruction sheets -- are for sale.
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