For anyone that hasn’t looked at a calendar, today is Friday the 13th. And all though you might spend the day avoiding ladders and black cats, there are actually a few superstitions around tea that you need to be aware of.
We recently told you about how tea was discovered, but we didn’t mention that since it began making its way from China through the trade routes to Europe and eventually over to the American colonies in the United States and Canada, some superstitions around tea have been developed and whether they are true or not they still give us a reason to be cautious with every cup. Here are some of our favourites.
-Putting milk in your tea before sugar could condemn you to a life of solitude.
-Leaving the top off the teapot could mean a stranger will bring bad news.
-You will receive bad news within the week if your tag falls off your teabag while the bag is in your cup.
- If you brew a pot of tea too strong you will make a new friend.
- Two spoons accidentally placed on the same saucer means a wedding will happen soon.
- The more leaves that end up in your cup, the fuller your life will be.
-If any pieces of tea leaves float to the top of your cup, it is an indication that you will receive a visit from a stranger or lover.
- Bubbles that form in the middle of your cup indicate you will receive a lot of money. The more bubbles, the more money.