The Tea Bats Lenormand was created for my Orange Moon Tea Society fiction/project and the style and design was inspired by the Mad Hatter poem Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat. The Orange Moon Tea Society is a fictional group in my Snapdragon Tea young adult series. A trio of sisters from the story own a bat emporium that sometimes acts as a whimsical bat cabaret on the weekends. 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.
Changes to the deck for the second edition include enlarging the cards to the standard tarot sized cards I use for all our other decks. I’ve given a little more detail to the artwork as well as adding a little more light coloring through tinting. You can see the retired first edition here.
Remember to visit the Orange Moon Tea Society to get to know the Tea Bats a little better!