About Amy Taylor…

For 30+ years Amy Taylor has been a Tea Enthusiast and a professional Tea Leaf and Card Reader. She is the sole owner of TAOTAT’s Mystic Tea & Brooms (TAoTaT c.2009), a business with a focus on all things tea, tea Sommelier services, tea education, tea leaf and card reading, brooms, broom education, teaching. TAOTAT stands for The Art of Tea and Tasseomancy.

Amy is a Certified THAC Tea Sommelier Professional and Broomsquire (broom maker). She is also in the process writing a few books, one of which is about the mystical side of Tea. She opened TAoTaT’s Mystic Tearoom in 2016. After 6 years in a bricks and mortar storefront, in December 2022 she transitioned her store to an online presence and will be vending her teas and brooms at events, markets and fairs throughout the year.

Amy’s passion for all things tea and herb related is one of the reasons why she decided to to sell a small curated selection of teas and tisanes. Many of the blends she has for you are not only organic but as much as possible single origin, from farm smallholders, and sustainability harvested. Amy creates almost every blend that she carries, and if she didn’t, she made sure to test and taste them prior to passing them onto you.

Amy reinstated her passion for broom making after a nearly 10 year hiatus in late 2020. She came across an incredibly talented broomsquire (broom maker) on Instagram. In January 2021 during a lockdown period due to the Covid pandemic, she took an online course from that maker to refresh her muscle memory, to relearn Turkey Wing and Hawks Tail hand whisks and ran with her creative juices from there.

Amy has over the last 20+ years collected an extensive collection (over 180 items) of Tasseomancy related advertising materials, cups and saucers, books, postcards, novelties etc. The Museum of Tasseomancy is currently on display at The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick (June 2023 – June 2, 2024) in Cleveland, Ohio. In Canada you can find 8+ objects from the collection on display at the Billings Estate National Historic Site in Ottawa, Ontario until October 13, 2024.

Amy also has been featured, interviewed and quoted in many articles, blog posts, other media and social outlets as an authority on Tasseomancy. However, she feels that she is always learning more. She has written Tasseomancy, tea and garden related articles for some online blogs/ezines. As well, she is a contributing writer for the Tea and Herb Association of Canada’s Herbal Modules for TAC Certified Tea Sommelier courses.

Amy has been teaching Tasseomancy for 20+ years and about Tea for 15+ years. She’s a public program teacher at Royal Botanical Gardens in Ontario, Canada (2008-22). She has been a speaker at the RBG Tea Festival and Toronto Tea Festival (2017-24), and in 2019 at the London Tea and Kombucha Festival.

In her personal life, she is a full fledged tea nerd, and tea & broom witch, who loves to grow her own herbs and food, as well as gardens organically. She is also a community herbalist, horticulturalist, avid organic gardener, community garden coordinator. She’s Pagan and has been a practicing Witch for over 35 years. She’s happily married (20+ years) and lives in Hamilton, Ontario Canada with her husband and 3 indoor and 7 TNVR (a program with the City and SPCA for feral cats) outdoor feline overlords.