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!” – The Mad Hatter
This is the second and current edition. Changes to the deck for this edition include enlarging the cards to the standard tarot sized cards we use for all our other decks. Our shoppe artist has given a little more detail to the artwork as well as adding a touch more light coloring through tinting. Former editions of the deck are housed at our Attic Cartomancy blog. You an also visit our sister site Orange Moon Tea Society for more about our Tea Bats and the act of being Bat-Tea! When available you can find style/ordering options here.
Remember to visit the Orange Moon Tea Society to get to know the Tea Bats a little better!