The tale of Watson’s Wit is short and sweet, compared to many.
One of the issues Mister Tea and I sometimes face is delays in acquiring some of our ingredients. The largest culprits are turmeric (which, until recently, could be dastardly difficult to acquire organic) and a couple of the teas we use. Specifically, Keemun and Russian Caravan.
The Keemun problem we have probably solved. The Russian Caravan we are still working on.
Eventually I realized that I could probably just make our own version of Russian Caravan. My first foray into that project became ‘Coyote’s Caravan.’
The first cup of that tea was glorious, and also made me sad, as I was relatively certain the taste profile was different enough that we couldn’t use it as a substitute for the Caravan that we had on hand.
However, I had to run a test to be sure.
So I took one of our less complicated tea recipes involving Russian Caravan – Baker Street Blend – and blended the recipe using Coyote’s Caravan.
It was really tasty.
But it also wasn’t Baker Street.
It was, however, more than good enough and different enough that we wanted to keep it as a blend.
We decided that the tea should be named in the same general vein, but as it was richer and warmer, we wanted something with a bit more feeling.
A number of options were debated in my corner of the Twitterverse – but we decided on Watson’s Wit. Given the difference in the character of the tea – we wanted to name it for the warmer of the two men primarily associated with 221B Baker Street.
Organic Ingredients: Keemun, Earl Grey, Lapsang Souchong, Golden Yunnan
Batch Size: 2.4 ounces (approximately 68 grams), at least 35 servings of tea
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