About the Programs & Classes

These programs and classes were created over a dozen years ago. It was through Amy’s own personal experience where she recognized that the art was not being passed down in the traditional ways anymore.

So, Amy decided to teach all that she can to those who are willing to learn.

If you are interested in booking Amy Taylor for your event or would like to have a workshop in your home or business, please contact Amy at info@taotat.ca for more information on rates and availability.

Tasseomancy: The Art of Telling Futures and Fortunes
Using the Tea Leaves.

Tea is steeped in superstition, and reading fortunes with it hearkens back to days of the old divinatory art forms of the Shamans; interpreting symbols and formations made by random objects. Tasseomancy is the Art and Practice of divination by the interpretation of symbolic patterns made by tea leaves in a teacup. Join Amy as she talks about how this form of divination came to be the Art it is today. She will cover its rich history and origins, the tools used and the forms it is done in. This is an interactive and fun presentation for people of all ages. Presentation length: 45 minutes.


Amy will be presenting a workshop about Tasseomancy or better known as Tea Leaf Reading. Learn the history of tea, tea reading and what teas are best for readings.
Discover the nuances of teapots, teacups & saucers and their significance in the Tasseomancers process. Learn how to brew a proper cup of tea for a reading and how to set the mood for the inquirer. This workshop is taught with much interaction and hands-on experiences. Handouts and actual readings are included. Course takes 4+ hours.

PREQUISITE: for those who have taken
Tasseomancy: Novice

Join Amy Taylor for an in-depth class on the practice of reading tea leaves. Learn more about the techniques involved; how the diviner is able to look at the pattern of tea leaves in the cup and allow their imagination to piece together the story suggested by the shapes. This workshop is for those who have a keen interest in knowing the more intricate details of this ancient method of psychic reading while also learning some centering/grounding techniques in relation to the art.

The Way of Tea

As one of a handful of plants that has shaped the world, the rituals, habits and ceremonies built around tea have, over the centuries, been endlessly adapted and reinvented across cultures. This workshop shows how the mystery of Tea is revealed in the Chinese letters for tea and their meanings. We will also explore other Asian tea practices, the benefits of different Teas and some enlightening Tea tidbits.. Join Amy Taylor as she takes you for a steaming, aromatic journey into the way of tea.45 minutes to an hour in length.

The World of Tea

Fresh, yet timeless, tea is both the flavour of the moment and the taste of the past. Countless lives have been enriched by it – and more than a few sacrificed for it. Join Amy Taylor as she takes you down the historical tea road. Try different teas while learning how tea has been processed, the best forms to drink it in, what its origins and tasteful history are. Discover the best ways to taste teas for the fullest flavour and health benefit while you enjoy a lovely “tea-lightful” informative afternoon! 45 minutes to an hour in length.

Romancing the Tea

Tea will snuggle and cuddle your insides with its warmth and love – just like a good cup of tea should! As the drinker, the senses are heightened and if we have chosen well then we fall madly in love with the tea and the steamy romance begins. Join Amy Taylor as she takes you for a steaming, aromatic journey into the romantic life of tea.45 minutes to an hour in length.

The Story of Afternoon Tea

Writer Henry James once wrote, “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as an afternoon tea.” Join Amy Taylor as she takes you inside the history and rituals involved in the popular British tradition known as Afternoon Tea. You will learn about the customs, the teas, the foods and tea time etiquette. Amy will also discuss the long standing institution known as The Queen’s Rose Tea that began with Queen Victoria in the mid 1800s. This is a lighthearted and fun talk, and of course tea will be served.45 minutes to an hour in length.

TEA: More than a Hot Drink!

We love this beverage, either hot or iced but did you know that tea has many other uses. Not only for your health but many unexpected uses around the house and of course in the garden. Learn different ways to use teas as Amy Taylor demonstrates how tea “might” be used for personal care to fertilizing your plants, to shining your mirror and more. With both a short and long version available for this program, either 45 minutes to 2 hours in length.

History of the Teacup

Tea is more popular than ever, but have you ever wondered what it may have been drank out of when it first made it out into the world? Speaking from the perspective of the evolution of the classic British Teacup, you will discover how we got to the design of these dainty teacups and saucers. Join Amy Taylor as she escorts you down the historical tea road of different teacups/saucers and their stories attached to our favourite hot beverage.