A tasseography or tasseomancy reading involves interpreting sediments that remain in a cup of tea, coffee or wine. These sediments form shapes and symbols that can provide information about a person’s life or future. The reader uses a cup and saucer filled with a small amount of the tea, coffee or wine. The person receiving the reading drinks the liquid and at the same time focuses on a specific question. When there is a small amount of liquid left in the cup, the reader turns the cup counterclockwise three times and inverts it onto the saucer. The cup is picked up and the reader interprets the remaining sediment. This divination has origins in Asia, the Middle East and Ancient Greece.
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