3-Finger Black in Harvest Time

3-Finger Black

Steven Smith Teamaker’s No. 006 was a Maker’s Series limited edition tea co-created with Bela Fleck.  You can view the short video at the link above, that not only explains how this tea was developed, but enjoy a little banjo playing by Bela.  This is box no. 663 of 1000.  When you consider the ingredients in this tea, it is indeed appropriate to serve it in Johnson Brothers Harvest Time.

Harvest Time and 3-Finger Black

The Harvest Time Brown Multicolor transferware pattern was produced c. 1967-1978 per Replacements LTD, but the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix advertised Eaton’s sale on Johnson Brothers Harvest Time:

…a new pattern..creamy white ground with attractive fruit and leaf design. (Feb 13, 1952, p. 24)

In 1953, the Pink Harvest Time was introduced.  The pattern was discontinued in 1967 according to the Benton Harbor, Michigan News Palladium (aug 8, 1967, p. 18).

The 3-Finger Black contains Shu Cha Pu-Erh from China’s Yunnan province, cacao nibs from Nicaragua, Keemun Hao Ya A from Qimen County, Anhui Province, China, lavender flowers from southern France, osmanthus flower from Jinhua in Zhejiang Province, China, Zhen Shan Smoked Black, from Zhejiang Province, ginger root from Nigeria, and pink rose petals from India.

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7 Responses to 3-Finger Black in Harvest Time

  1. Beth says:

    Lovely. And, the eggs – guess what I also collect? I will have to add them to my list of things to post about. The tea is interesting; the thought of flowers in tea is very appealing. Lavender farms are scattered all over the Hill Country and even to the east in Luling, between San Antonio and Houston. I’ve enjoyed lavender iced tea at one of the festivals and it was very refreshing on that hot day. I bought a box of tea bags to make tea at home, but found that I didn’t care for hot tea made with them. The tea was bitter and had a strong taste plus it didn’t settle well in my stomach (imagine, tea not agreeing with me). I have to think that adding other flowers would bring out a better flavor.


    • Suzassippi says:

      I also bought some lavender tea, and did not at all care for it, not sure why. Perhaps mixed with something else? I am growing 3 pots of lavender right now, but only one has the flower heads forming; they will bloom before long. I have used the leaves in one whilst making a spice blend one day.

      Finally, I was puzzled at the egg comment, and I kept looking back to see what you could possible be talking about and then went “duh!” The small flat one is a Wedgewood that a colleague brought me from England many years ago, and the tall one is a jewelry box my father-in-law gave me one year–no markings, and probably came from a mail-order catalog. Mainly, what I like to do with eggs is eat them. 🙂

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  2. janebye says:

    Enjoyed the video! The horse makes me think of Rio and your stories about him. Not sure if that is him or another horse, though. 🙂


  3. janebye says:

    I was thinking it was a painting but now I realize it’s a photo. 🙂


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