O tis Briggs may be the only person who knows what’s coming next in New Orleans. Since 1972, the clairvoyant has worked at Bottom of the Cup Tea Room -- a tea shop at 327 Chartres St in the French Quarter, where Briggs flips tarot cards, reads palms, and predicts your future in a city that lives only for today.
“This is a karma city,” Briggs says. “People come here to work out their karma. Either good, bad, indifferent.”
People come to Briggs, he says, for answers to questions or to find some sort of closure. Oddly, the tea room, open since 1929, makes a fitting venue for his trade. In its early days, women came to take a break from a busy day of shopping in the French Quarter. Once they finished their tea, a psychic would come to their table and read the leaves, thus giving the quirky shop its name.
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1. Bottom of the Cup Tea Room 327 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)

Since 1972, clairvoyant Otis Briggs has worked at Bottom of the Cup Tea Room, a tea shop that opened in 1929 in the French Quarter, where he flips tarot cards, reads palms, and predicts your future in a city that lives only for today. In its early days, women came here to take a break from a busy day of shopping in the French Quarter. Once they finished their tea, a psychic would come to their table and read the leaves, thus giving the quirky shop its name. These days, Bottom of the Cup sells crystals, jewelry, incense -- and, yes, more than 100 tea varieties. A visit still offers the rare opportunity to enlist a professional to read your tea leaves.