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Tea Leaf Reading and Afternoon Tea

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August 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Please join us for a special and interesting afternoon. You will be served a traditional tea with light fare, and after you have enjoyed your beverage, you will have the opportunity to have your leaves read by Dawn Strouse.

Tea Leaf Readings are an ancient method of divination originating with Buddhist Monks. They sought enlightenment through meditation with the images in their tea cup. As tea began to spread from Asia into Europe, tea leaf readings were carried by traveling caravans and merchants and often adopted by Gypsies who have been famous for fortune telling. Merchants continued to bring tea farther into Western Europe and eventually up to the British Isles. It became very popular during Victorian times. After dining, the gentlemen would retire to the study or game room for brandy and cigars and the ladies would retire to the parlor for tea. Tea Leaf Reading became a fun parlor game more than true divination.

This lecture, part of our Fireside Chat series, will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019  from 2-5pm at the historic Hageman House, 209 South Middlebush Road, Franklin Township, NJ. The fee for attending is $35 per person at the door. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sue Ann Derkach at SueAnnDVought@aol.com. Please send an email to make a reservation to ensure that we have adequate seating and supplies available.


August 17, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Hageman House & Farm
209 South Middlebush Road
Somerset, NJ 08873
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