Bottom of the Cup Tea Room

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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.

Bottom of the Cup Tea Room, New Orleans

Bottom of the Cup Tea Room

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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.