Well, I finally locked down travel plans for research this spring. I'll be in China again from March 20th through the end of June. Eeek, that's a long time. Although my home-base will be in Hangzhou again, I'm hoping part of that time will be spent in Sanming, Fujian Province for an Oriental Beauty tea related project, and since my visa is only for 60 days at a time, I'll be forced to take a vacation outside of China for a week.
-Learn more Chinese/bribe students to be interpreters so I can explore more tea shops in Hangzhou.
-Find a good deal on a gaiwan.
-Drink a lot of longjing, anji bai cha, and hopefully oriental beauty.
-Become a regular at my favorite teahouse near West Lake.
-Visit Hupao (tiger spring) to get water for brewing tea.
I'm also looking forward to seeing the Xixi National Wetland Park where fellow Whitman alum/tea homie +Alan Waxman
has an installation art piece he helped design (http://www.awecosocial.com/#!sinking-gardens-hangzhou/cdrp