Today I entered the land of Oz, also known as the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, IL. What an exciting wonderland of gadgets and gizmos and doohickeys. I was there to scope out new and exciting tea and spice accessories. As you can imagine in a football field sized hall, there were quite a few finds to unearth. Color, color, color! There are some really beautiful colors coming out this season. Bright saturated hues and jewel tones were everywhere! Cups and teapots of all shapes and sizes in these stunning bright colors made for cheery bright displays. I love the idea of mixing and matching colors for a bright, bold, and refreshing tea experience. Tea-to-go. I got a sneak peak of a really great travel brew system. I played with a prototype today and I cannot wait to see the finished product. Let's hope everything goes as plans so we can see this great system soon! So many of these travel products are green and that is a mission we can really get behind at Joy's Teaspoon! Top Chef! Okay so this has little to do with tea and spices but I was very excited to see Hector Santiago, Stephanie Izzard, and Fabio Viviani. Glass! Joy's Teaspoon already has some great glass brewing options. I saw some beautiful pots, each one showing off the beautiful colors of tea. New sizes and shapes have reinvigorated the glass teapot once again. Of course there are some big decisions to make and lots of fun things to try out to make sure we have just the right products to make tea drinking easy and carefree. Happy Sipping! And a big thank you to Mr. Tea Mistress for carrying more than his fair share of catalogs!