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Opening up more tea goodies on camera! Thanks Tea Ave!
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I got that set at a tea shop in Hartford, Connecticut.  I really like it too!
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Understanding plant-insect interactions to make a better cup of tea:

For most crops, insect damage is a bad thing—both for yield and quality. With tea, however, we have this somewhat unique case of the so-called “bug-bitten” teas where attack by an insect actually improves the quality compared to an un-attacked plant by inducing chemical changes that are said to improve the aroma of the finished tea. … Continue reading Bug-bitten teas: why are leafhoppers only sometimes a good thing?
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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.

Tea goals:
-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).
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I don't even know what to say about this.
Bella Aiukli Cornell, a citizen of Choctaw Nation, participates in a pow-wow. --------- "Get off the stage, squaw!" Bella Cornell, a 14-year old girl from the Choctaw Nation, said she heard thes...
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How vile. As bad as much of what is said at Trump rallies.

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Another incredibly informative and entertaining sourcing video from +Tea Drunk!
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"I read that married PhD students graduate faster"  Good news for me!
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Mandatory funding in science often results in "quick, buy some expensive shit that we might not even use in the future before our funding runs out!"  I'm all for increasing spending on research, but I don't know enough about the economics or politics of it to say whether this particular proposal is a good idea or not. Scientific American seems skeptical.
Research advocates worry that the president's budget proposal could backfire in the face of political opposition
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I'm heading to a conference next week in Ventura, CA so I need to bring some tea with me that can stand up to A) grandpa style brewing, and B) LA water (eww).

Laoshan black it is!
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"Members of the anti-GMO movement frequently accuse their opponents of being "shills" for corporations, yet the movement is heavily funded by the multi-billion dollar organic and natural foods industry."
 
I still haven't figured out where to pick up my shill check...
The anti-GMO movement, championed by groups like GMO Free USA, Millions Against Monsanto, Just Label It, and U.S. Right To Know, is rife with hypocrisy -- so much, in fact, that it makes your head...
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Hey tea people, what are your favorite American-grown teas? I'm heading back to Hangzhou, China this spring and told a few people I'd bring them some American-grown tea. The Sakuma Bros. white tea is definitely on the list.
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Mauna Kea's Premium Green is definitely tops for me. Pricey but so worth it.
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Gorgeous film! I've been to the Manhattan location of Ippodo, but I hope to visit the original location in Tokyo some day.
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+Maggie McMac, I'm sure you've heard some names to top this.
 
Watch what happens when Chinese people choose their own English names without any help! :D 
Do you know any Chinese people who chose funny English names? http://bit.ly/1n70B34
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Over on Facebook, a expat in Taiwan says he's met an Antelope, an Onion, and a Washing Machine.
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  • Tufts University
    Graduate Student, 2014 - present
  • Front Range Community College
    Adjunct Faculty-Biology, 2011 - 2014
  • Happy Lucky's Teahouse and Treasures
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St. Louis, MO - Fort Collins, CO - Champaign, IL - Walnut Creek, CA - Walla Walla, WA
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I'm a lover of biology, tea, food, and hip-hop. I've lived in a lot of places, but the Bay Area of California will always be my home.
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  • Tufts University
    Chemical Ecology, 2014 - present
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    2011
  • Whitman College
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Very crowded on weekends. The water had a visible layer of sunscreen floating on it down-river from the shut-in area. The water was also very warm in most places which would usually be a good thing, but leaves you with an icky feeling when it might be so warm because of the number of people swimming in it. The water is really easy to access, so that's a plus.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
One part cheese shop, one part cheese bistro. You can get hunks of cheese to take home, or sit down with a bottle of wine (very reasonable options) and create your own cheese flight (also very reasonable). They have a great selection of cheeses that is always changing. The owners and staff are extremely knowledgeable cheese geeks. Ask about "flavor crystals"--you won't be disappointed.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
My favorite coffe shop in town by far. The baked goods and sandwiches are awesome, they have a great tea selection for a coffee shop, and there is a variety of seating (booths, small tables, big tables, couches). They also make their own ginger tea from actual ginger and serve it hot or iced or with milk.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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I'm not sure if the new taqueria/paleteria/neveria should be reviewed here or added as a separate business, but it's great! Best (and cheapest) tortas in town, great tacos, I think the only place you can get pupusas in town, and now a paleteria as well! These guys have got it going on. Try an al pastor torta and a mago chile paleta for dessert.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Hands down the best Thai food in Fort Collins. You'll find Thai dishes from all over Thailand here, not just the same old pad thai and curry you've had before. There are Northern Thai dishes, Issan dishes, really things from all over and everything is delicious. The khao soi is a very popular menu item. Khao soi is a northern dish made with egg noodles and chicken in a curry broth topped with crispy fried egg noodles and served with pickled mustard greens, shallots, and roasted chili paste on the side. It's a great place to start on their expansive menu. The only downside is that they are quickly outgrowing their small space. Wait times are often very long, so it might be a good idea to check how busy they are before deciding on it for dinner, unless you're not in a hurry.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Every time I go here, I have to force myself to try something other than the fish burrito, because it is so damn good. Was lured in by the great beer specials and have been coming back for the fish burrito ever since!
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago