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Very fruity and full bodied. I had it plain, but I would have loved some sweetener. I’m not sure if a splash of milk would have made it awful or interesting! I think it would have been nice, like Earl Grey. Maybe next time!

There was a reason for my not using anything but tea – I read my tea leaves!

Here is a photo of the cup that I used (from the Art & Tea blog):

http://artandtea.wordpress.com/2009/07/05/tea-leaf-reading/

My reading had the heart – and the tea leaves were in the shape of a heart over it! “Love and romance are on the menu. This could mean spending time with your partner or the beginning of a new relationship . Your home life is also important to you now, which could signify a move, or making improvements on your current home.”

the sunrise – “A new beginning, a sense of rebirth, or a fresh start are signified by this symbol.”

and Venus – “Love, art, and harmony bring delightful interludes. You should be feeling creative and romantic.”

These make sense to me :) I have plans to go out with my husband tomorrow to see a film, take photographs, and get a bite to eat! I spent the day cooking for the coming week, working on a crochet blanket for my sofa, and thinking about a table runner I want to make. I’m about to start my new semester in school next week!

The book says you should use the symbols on the cup, or look for your own symbols, but unless you are experienced you shouldn’t mix the two. Well, I’m not experienced, but I can’t help but see the shape of the United States in the bottom of my cup, some lines, and a sailboat! I would say that not right away, but sometime this year I’m going to travel!

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Angrboda

Leaves reading! That’s so cool! I love the cup, even for just an ordinary design. How difficult is it to learn? I’ve got a deck of tarot cards that I’ve never fully learned to read, but I like to take them out now and then and just look at them because I like the pictures. Sometime I choose a few random ones and look them up in my book, but I wouldn’t say I was capable of a real reading.

JacquelineM

Yes, I thought the cup was really nice looking too. I didn’t think it was hard to do – much easier than Tarot cards. I am fascinated with the Tarot too :) Which deck do you have? There are so many beautiful ones, but the one that speaks to me is the plain ole Rider Waite deck! I do like to do readings with the Tarot, too. I almost think it’s like learning an instrument! If you draw a card a day and no pressure, just look at it, get your impressions of it, then read a little about it, you’ll know the deck a lot more familiarly, like practicing your notes and scales. Before you know it, you’ll be playing songs (doing readings!).

Angrboda

Yeah, I tend not to want to do the learning bit first. I tend to want to read the book and then expect to be able to do it afterwards, so I don’t really have the patience to learn. When I bought mine they had the Rider Waite deck and Crowley’s Thoth deck and I picked the latter because I liked the detailed abstract-ish pictures and also it was the same deck used in the book I had, so it seemed more practical even if the book said RW would be a better choice for a beginner than Thoth because the Thoth pictures have so many different elements in them. It’s the complexity about them that I like, I think. There are several of them that I wouldn’t think twice about hanging on my wall as art. I did buy a notebook, though, and have been writing down which cards I’ve picked (most of the time) and what I got out of it at the time, which has been helpful in getting my thoughts lined up properly about what I thought about the card that I picked.
There was a supposed ‘beginners reading’ described in the book with three cards, but it’s all so abstract and I get stuck on just trying to figure out exactly what each card is supposed to represent.

I need to start keeping them in a place where I see them, because the current storage solution means that I forget I have them a lot, until I see stuff like this that reminds me.

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Angrboda

Leaves reading! That’s so cool! I love the cup, even for just an ordinary design. How difficult is it to learn? I’ve got a deck of tarot cards that I’ve never fully learned to read, but I like to take them out now and then and just look at them because I like the pictures. Sometime I choose a few random ones and look them up in my book, but I wouldn’t say I was capable of a real reading.

JacquelineM

Yes, I thought the cup was really nice looking too. I didn’t think it was hard to do – much easier than Tarot cards. I am fascinated with the Tarot too :) Which deck do you have? There are so many beautiful ones, but the one that speaks to me is the plain ole Rider Waite deck! I do like to do readings with the Tarot, too. I almost think it’s like learning an instrument! If you draw a card a day and no pressure, just look at it, get your impressions of it, then read a little about it, you’ll know the deck a lot more familiarly, like practicing your notes and scales. Before you know it, you’ll be playing songs (doing readings!).

Angrboda

Yeah, I tend not to want to do the learning bit first. I tend to want to read the book and then expect to be able to do it afterwards, so I don’t really have the patience to learn. When I bought mine they had the Rider Waite deck and Crowley’s Thoth deck and I picked the latter because I liked the detailed abstract-ish pictures and also it was the same deck used in the book I had, so it seemed more practical even if the book said RW would be a better choice for a beginner than Thoth because the Thoth pictures have so many different elements in them. It’s the complexity about them that I like, I think. There are several of them that I wouldn’t think twice about hanging on my wall as art. I did buy a notebook, though, and have been writing down which cards I’ve picked (most of the time) and what I got out of it at the time, which has been helpful in getting my thoughts lined up properly about what I thought about the card that I picked.
There was a supposed ‘beginners reading’ described in the book with three cards, but it’s all so abstract and I get stuck on just trying to figure out exactly what each card is supposed to represent.

I need to start keeping them in a place where I see them, because the current storage solution means that I forget I have them a lot, until I see stuff like this that reminds me.

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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