drink some tea, old man!When it comes to tea superstitions, most folks immediately think of Tasseomancy, the reading of tea leaves.

However, this is not the only supernatural belief related to tea. One of my personal favorites comes from the east coast of England, and deals with the emptying of a teapot and how that relates to fish.

That’s right, fishermen never empty the pot after they have started fishing in the North Sea. If they do, they fear that they will in effect ‘tip away’ all the fish and they will be pulling up nothing but empty nets.

The families of these fishermen, too, never empty the teapot on the day the fishing boats set sail for fear of causing the boats to sink and the men to drown.