Tag Archives: Steven Smith Teamaker

Mao Feng Shui in Golden Wheat & Fleur-de-lis

I had no idea how many varieties of wheat designs were produced in the 40s-60s in the US!  This is the 4th wheat design pattern in my collection, and I still have one more!  Do you wonder what made the … Continue reading

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3-Finger Black in Harvest Time

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 … Continue reading

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Lord Bergamot No. 55 in Tijuana

Edwin M. Knowles took control of the Potters Supply Company in East Liverpool, Ohio, and by 1900, founded the Knowles China Company.  The plant for Knowles was located across the river from East Liverpool, in Chester, West Virginia.   The company … Continue reading

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Harmony House “Vintage” and No. 10 Jing Mai Shou Ripe Pu-Erh from 2017

Several days ago, I mentioned doing the pu-erh tasting, and this morning felt like a perfect day for it.  I went outside to see sunshine, blue clear skies, and things that are green and not yellow as the rain last … Continue reading

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Ya Shi Xiang: Look deeper and beyond the surface if you want to find real treasure.

When life is upended as we know it, I find comfort in small rituals that have meaning to me…like brewing a pot of tea and using my collection of vintage tea cups.  The pattern here is Edwin M. Knowles Sylvan, a design … Continue reading

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