Join Toni Rotonda & Steven Intermill as they discuss the Museum of Tasseomancy (tea leaf reading) with its founder and curator, Amy Lou Taylor! The Museum of Tasseomancy is currently on display in the Buckland Museum back gallery, and contains over 150 objects spanning 120 years of tea leaf reading history!
From Amy Lou's website:
"Amy received her first two Tasseography cup sets in the early to mid 1990s. Her first cup was the c.1938 Lipton’s Tea (made by JG Meakin) ‘Marigold’ cartomancy style Cup of Knowledge. Then a few years later, she received a c.1978 International Collector’s Guild ZARKA Fortune Telling Cup . It was from that point forward, that she became fascinated with these sets, and all the other commercial items that were created to regular everyday people to foretell their future with their morning cup of tea.
"After starting with those two cups, she began collecting in earnest, and in the last 25 years has created a museum with now more than 50 historical cup sets, books, booklets, advertising, postcards, tea company gimmicks and giveaways. A collection that spans over 120 years of history related to reading the leaves."
Amy Lou Taylor: https://taotat.ca/tasseomancy-museum.html