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Alex Zorach
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Founder of RateTea, Co-founder of Why This Way
Founder of RateTea, Co-founder of Why This Way

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Much feminist activism has pushed for making it first legal, and then more socially acceptable and common for women to take on traditionally "male" or masculine roles. I think we are already reaching a point where to make more progress on the front of gender equality, we're going to need to start making it acceptable for people of all genders to act in traditionally "female" or feminine ways.

In this video I explore some of the ways in which modern femism ends up reinforcing a hierarchy that places masculinity above femininty, all the while supposing to be breaking it down. #feminism #gender #genderequality
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This has proved to be one of my more controversial videos, resulting in a lot of kickback and some strong words sent to me (not on my channel.) Basically, I found college, for me, was gradually moving in the direction of greater intellectual sophistication and self-directed learning, which I loved. I was excited to continue along this path in grad school, but instead I had a rude awakening to a more rote, mechanical approach to learning that was a lot more like what I had encountered in high school. Here I tell the somewhat painful story of one of the biggest ways in which my grad school experience let me down. #gradschool #college #education
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Why do I post videos and write and share articles on controversial political topics? I very much care about influencing people, and also being influenced by others. The "echo chamber" effect is something that concerns me a lot. This is one of the main reasons I take great care to be respectful in how I talk about controversial issues. #politics #respect #echochamber
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This "black tea" is Kairbetta Frost, a Nilgiri tea (from South India) sold by Harney and Sons. The light color of both the leaf and cup looks a lot like a Darjeeling, and it tastes remarkably like one too! Fascinating and I recommend trying it especially if you like Darjeeling teas; great price too.

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This is a really exciting new feature; it was tricky to program, but I have been surprised at how good the recommendations can be in many cases. Try it out; find some of your favorite teas on the site, and look at the bottom of the page, or read the newsletter for a full explanation of how it works and how to best utilize it.
We just added a powerful new feature, showing recommendations on the page for each tea! This is especially useful if you want to find a replacement for a discontinued tea, or the teas from a company you like that has closed, but it can also be used to discover new teas similar to ones you already enjoy. Our latest newsletter explains, but the best way to see this is to try it out for yourself! It's at the bottom of the page for every tea on our site now!
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This is a caffeine molecule! This article provides a thorough reference on exactly how much caffeine you can expect in different types of teas. We break down the myth that black tea is higher in caffeine than green or white teas, and explain what factors actually influence the caffeine content. You may find some things in here surprising!

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This was a high-end Assam, quite pricey...smooth flavor. Look at the presence of golden tips! It's grown in Marangi estate in Golaghat district, the lowest district still usually considered to be part of "upper Assam". Thank you to Simpson & Vail for sending me this sample!

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Japan is a major tea producer, but exports only a small portion of its tea; a lot of the best stuff is sold and drunk locally! RateTea currently lists 13 different tea-producing regions of Japan. Pictured here is Shizuoka, the most important region.

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I unfortunately still sometimes see people circulating the myth that white tea is lowest in caffeine among tea types. This article breaks down this myth and explores some of the other misconceptions about white tea!

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This photo is from Ooty; this page though, which I maintain, has a ton of info on India as a tea-producer, covering all the major tea-growing regions and probably some you may not have even heard of. There's a clickable map too which you can use to explore the regions, and Assam has a second level, sub-pages on individual districts! Enjoy!
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