It's exciting times on the US tea growing front and Joy's Teaspoon is a proud sponsor of the 2015 TOTUS Awards. What are the TOTUS Awards? Well, grab a cup of tea and pull up a chair! The TOTUS Awards, or Teas of the United States, is a competition looking to crown great US grown teas. The distinguished panel of jurors, led by Jane Pettigrew, will judge the teas based on leaf appearance, aroma, liquor color, mouthfeel, and flavor to name a few. The judging event, being held in Hawaii on November 4th, is closed to the public. Thankfully, there are still tickets available for the Community Tea In being held on November 7th. This event, featuring talks and presentations by many of the jurors, will feature the submitted US grown tea samples and will be an opportunity for tea lovers to talk arts and sciences of tea worldwide. For more information about the competition or the Community Tea In, please visit the TOTUS Awards site. Best of luck to all of the US tea growers that submitted their teas! We will post the results as soon as they are made public!