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It's rare to find Rissa without tea. No matter where she is or what she's doing, a mug of green tea is her constant companion.​ Tea is one part of her love of plants. Rissa currently studies clinical herbalism (online) at Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine and Herbal Academy, concurrently.

She holds a deep reverence for plants and the answers they offer, whether as tasseographs in a teacup, smoke in the air, a healing salve for the skin, a houseplant on the windowsill, or nourishment for the body. Rissa holds deep reverence for plant souls, and believes that their whispers are available for all who choose to listen.

Rissa lives in Maryland and in addition adoring tea and herbs, her love of plants is made complete by the fact she is a vegan of 27 years. She's also a published author and poetess, and has had several plays produced in the mid-Atlantic area. Discover more about Rissa's writing or see when you can catch her doing a reading here.

Find her leading ghost tours or giving talks on the history  at her job with Maryland History Tours, or learn about her work as a food editor at Vegan Journal. In her career, she’s worked for five publications and studied writing at New York University/

Tisch School of the Arts and photojournalism at Western Kentucky University. 


 If you don't find her foraging, wandering a garden, or hiking with her hound companion, Rissa often takes spontaneous road trips, loves cooking and baking, and enjoys dance performances. Her sun sign is Pisces; moon sign is Capricorn; rising sign is Scorpio; and Rissa was born in the year of the Wood Rabbit.

Want more from Rissa? Check out her blog posts.

Have you seen the latest?

December 2021, Rissa featured on Ghoul Disclosure podcast
"Christmas Creepies" 

July 2021, Rissa featured in Holistic Fashionista magazine (print and online) "Finding Clarity in the Bottom of the Teacup"

May 2021, "Foraging with Rissa Miller" (video spotlight)
by Animal Advocates of South Central PA/John Beck videographer

March 2021, Rissa featured on The Poisoner's Apothecary blog
"Tasseography by Rissa" by Coby Michael Ward

September 2020, Rissa featured in Cunning Folk magazine (online)
"Divine Intervention: Tasseomancy" by Maria Blyth

December 2019, Rissa interviewed on WYPR, Baltimore's NPR station about the History of Witchcraft in Maryland.

December 2019, Rissa's Creepy Little Christmas program with Maryland History Tours featured in Baltimore Sun

October 2019, Rissa featured on Howard County (MD) Library Systems Podcast, HiJinx and Horror episode

As a member of the media herself, Rissa loves working with writers and other creatives. Rissa is available for articles/blogs, podcasts, or video interviews. Email her at tasseographybyrissa@gmail.com
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Blue is the witchy artist who creates the botanical drawings on this page, as well as witchy stickers, coloring pages, jewelry and more. She's also a writer/editor and lives in Maryland with her husband Evan, and their animal companions, Clio and Sophie.
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