Alternative Events to Enjoy a Cup of Tea

Updated: May 21


Tea has been used for centuries in both ancient medicines and enjoyed by the aristocracy. Did you know that the art of tasseography (tea leaf reading) has been used since the 17th century? Practiced by women in many countries at gatherings with family and friends. But what about the powerful Shamanic blends? Brews made from rainforest plants. Here are some alternative ways to enjoy a cup of tea.

The local shaman and his son, in there home, Madagascar.
Shaman's In Madagascar ©MDHarding

Alternative Events to Enjoy a Cup of Tea


The Art of Making Tea

Today we are perhaps in too much of a hurry to enjoy a well-crafted cup of tea that the art has turned into a tea bag in a cup, losing the nutrients in the hot vapour. To enhance the flavour and quality of a cup of tea, it should be prepared in a pot with a lid. Which seals in the vapour with the nutrients and they run back down inside the pot into the infusion.

Freshly brewed, pipping hot cup of tea with yellow tea pot and display of bright yellow freesia flowers. l
Cup of Herbal Tea ©MDHarding

Spiritual Properties of Tea

Did you know that the various varieties of tea have spiritual meaning and properties?

There are a number of herbal teas that have spiritual properties such as nettle, lavender, camomile, peppermint and ginger.

Camomile helps attract abundance. It relaxes you, allowing you to be more receptive. No wonder we Brits love a good cup of tea!

Tea canister with group of friends enjoying tea and various boxes of Twinnings boxes of tea.
You can Never Have Too Many Friends or Cups Of Tea ©MDHarding

Health Benefits

You can enjoy a cup of herbal tea knowing that there is no caffeine and studies have shown drinking herbal tea can protect your teeth and heart, as well as including free radical fighting antioxidants. Or in the high andes, coca tea is used to prevent altitude sickness.

Traditionally served mug of coca tea in Peru.
Coca Tea, Peru ©MDHarding

For centuries people have been looking into their teacups to find answers, here is another alternative way to enjoy a cup of tea.

Alternative Events To Enjoy a Cup Of Tea

Tea & Tarot

Tarot cards were a deck of cards used in 15th century Europe, that were later used for divination in the form of tarotology. Used today to gain an insight into the future, past or present.

The Shining Light Psychic And Holistic Centre are currently offering a mini reading Tea & Tarot £10.

Tea & Tarot session at Shining Light, Edinburgh
Shining Light Tea & Tarot, Edinburgh ©MDHarding

I hope you have enjoyed reading about tea and its many uses, as much as I have learned about it while traveling. The visit to the Shaman's house was a unique experience!

As always I would love to hear from you. If you have any comments/questions please do get in touch. You can contact me by email at enquiries@MDHardingTravelPhotography.com or you can also find me on facebook. Happy Travels:) x

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