Does anyone know where I can buy loose tea leaves

I’m writing this story but it’s a new experience for me and there are a few hurdles I have to jump over.

It’s really exciting. It’s about this girl who interacts with these people and together, they do all of this stuff. (chuckle)

Anyway, for this girl who does all of this stuff I need to learn about reading tea leaves. I have several books on the topic but I feel like I need to give it a whirl in order to write effectively about it. The problem is finding loose tea leaves. When I researched this on line several Google sites recommended going to a metaphysical or new age store. The problem is I live out in the sticks and will most likely not find either.

So if I can’t find loose tea leaves then I’m wondering if I cut a tea bag open and dumped those tea leaves into a glass would that work? Does it have to be a specific kind of tea? All I have are herbal teas.

Any suggestions?