Reading Tea Leaves

October marks the beginning of the winter season and all that it entails. It is also the month of Halloween, one of the more whimsical of holidays. A mug of steaming tea in the morning can be a great way to start your day, but could it also be a way to have a little spooky Halloween fun and see into the future? During the Victorian era in England, tasseography, or tea leaf reading, enjoyed a heyday. Tapping into the human desire to control the future or get assistance with life’s difficult decisions, it became a popular pastime in the homes of the gentry. With the invention of the teabag, tasseography faded away, but why not put on the kettle, grab your favorite tea and see what the leaves may foretell?