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.
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.