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Tea Leaf Reading Workshop | Natasha Rocha | In Centre

12 September, 2023.5:00 pm-8:00 pm

private readings and sittings at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

Tea Leaf Reading Workshop

with Natasha Rocha

Tuesday 12th September, In-Centre, 5pm-8pm (3hrs), £33 per ticket


The fundamentals of the ancient art.

Join us for a fun evening where Natasha will teach you the fundamentals of the art of Tea Leaf Reading, also known as Tasseography. Tasseography is a divination or fortune-telling method that interprets patterns in tea leaves, coffee grounds, or wine sediments. 

Tea leaf reading is fun way to develop your intuition. This is a great workshop for those of you that are starting to develop your intuition as no experience is necessary. 

What to Bring 

  • Tea and tea cups provided.
  • Manual provided
  • Bring a journal for notes


What is Tasseography?

The history of tasseography, or tea leaf reading, is a fascinating journey that spans centuries and encompasses various cultures and traditions. While it is challenging to pinpoint an exact origin, the practice can be traced back to ancient times.

China is often credited as the birthplace of tasseography. Tea was introduced in China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), and by the 9th century, it had become a popular beverage. The Chinese were known for their love of tea and the elaborate ceremonies surrounding its consumption. It is believed that they were the first to observe the patterns formed by tea leaves settled at the bottom of a cup and interpret their meanings.

Tea leaf reading gained prominence during the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) when it was considered an art form. Highly skilled practitioners would study the intricate patterns and symbols formed by the tea leaves and use their interpretations to predict the future or gain insights into a person’s life.

Tasseography also found its way into Middle Eastern cultures, particularly among the Arab tribes. In the 17th century, coffee became popular in the Middle East, and the practice of reading coffee grounds, known as “Kahve Falı” or “Turkish Coffee Reading,” emerged. Similar to tea leaf reading, practitioners would interpret the shapes and symbols left by the coffee grounds in the cup to provide guidance and predictions.

Tasseography gained significant popularity in Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries, especially in countries like England and Ireland. It became a common practice in Victorian society, where tea leaf reading was considered a form of entertainment during afternoon tea gatherings. The Victorians embraced the art and developed their own set of symbols and interpretations.

During this time, specialized tasseography books were published, providing guides and interpretations for practitioners. These books often contained elaborate symbol charts, detailing the meanings associated with various shapes and patterns found in the tea leaves.


Hazel Martin gives psychic and spiritual readings at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

About Natasha Rocha

As a fifth generation spiritist, Natasha Rocha has a solid foundation in spiritism. Natasha was born to a Portuguese family in South Africa. She lived in Europe for several years, travelling and learning about different people and cultures. After living in Edinburgh, Scotland for 13 years, she has now settled in beautiful Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Natasha’s reawakening created the opportunity for her to switch careers from a very corporate life to embracing her deep passion for helping others. She worked with the Akashic Records to help her navigate through this career change. Natasha studied Craniosacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute and went back to college at the age of 38 to study human anatomy. It’s never too late to make a change!

Natasha has worked with hundreds of clients to help them make informed decisions in their lives, their relationships, their businesses and their health. Natasha helps her clients by using natural healing therapies like Akashic Records, Craniosacral Therapy and Reiki to remove any restrictions they are holding onto. By helping her clients align their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual selves, she helps them move forward and live their purpose.

Natasha is the Founder of Raising the Vibes Metaphysical Academy, an online spiritual learning center that empowers people to develop their existing spiritual abilities.

Find out more about Natasha on her website here. 


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