The Tea Bats Lenormand was created based upon a short story about a trio of sisters who were obsessed with bats and tea and ran an emporium devoted to both in the fictional town of Orange Moon Downs. In the story the deck was created by the eldest sister a.k.a. Flossie Leather Feathers and she uses it as a discussion piece at her society’s tea parties. It’s meant to look old and weathered; embracing all that is tea and bats, among a few other creatures that turn up. The deck itself was based on the poem by the Mad Hatter in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
“Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you’re at! Up above the world you fly, Like a tea tray in the sky. Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you’re at!” – The Mad Hatter
DECK DETAILS: The cards are 1.61″ x 2.48″ in size. They’re printed on 300gsm card-stock that is sturdy and has a smooth finish. Cards have a blue core that helps prevent transparency of the card so both sides feature brilliant colors. They’re very easy to shuffle and good for everyday use. This version includes the mini deck with companion book. The companion book is full of tea facts, a little information on simple lenormand spreads and an introduction to some of the more entertaining tea bats. You can see all of the card artwork here.