The Satisfying Science-Based Way to Explore the Flavors of Tea.

Tea: a Nerd's Eye View


Learn about teas, how they get their flavors, and how you experience them.

Tea: a Nerd's Eye View

Coming mid-November 2019!
A comprehensive view of Camellia sinensis teas - white, green, black, yellow, oolong, and puer: how the leaf grows and gives its flavors to us, and how we experience their deliciousness. Pre-order here!


The flavors of green, oolong, and black teas explained: how the flavors come into your cup, and how you sense their aromas and tastes. all explained in a scientific yet straightforward way that is accessible to all tea lovers, with suggestions for brewing the teas to maximize your enjoyment and for choosing foods that will complement each tea.

Scents of Tea Kit

Scents of Tea Kit

Experience the scents of teas and how they come about.

Scents of Tea® Kits for professionals (45 aromas), starters(32 aromas), and enthusiasts (18 aromas), with vials of aromas, a booklet describing the aromas and how to use them, a flash card for each aroma, and the Scents of Tea fan, that shows you each aroma and where it appears in the course of processing.
For more information, click here!


Workshops, Classes, and Tea Experiences

Right now: Chicago International Tea Festival, November 1-3, 2019 - Hope to see you there!

At Pairteas Workshops, Classes, and Tea Experiences you will gain a deeper understanding of tea:

  • how it is made,
  • how your smell, taste, and trigeminal system (your "volume dial") all come together in your brain to give you the experience of flavor,
  • and how to use this knowledge to increase your enjoyment of teas and how they pair with foods.

"It was such a pleasure to attend your seminar and I hope to come back next year! Thank you so much for your time."
"Thank you for all your expertise! It was a very enlightening seminar and I'm very pleased I was able to attend and learn."
"I attended your session, The Science of Flavors & How to Enjoy Them, at the World Tea Expo. I really enjoyed it! Would you mind sharing the presentation? I would love to show my team."

About Virginia

I'm Virginia Utermohlen Lovelace MD
Tea and Food Enthusiast!

I’m a physician and (now retired) faculty member in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, the world’s premier nutrition faculty, where I earned numerous teaching awards, including the State University of New York’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

I explore how teas and foods interact in the mouth, nose, and brain, and how you experience beverages and foods.

I love to teach, love to write, love to consult, and would love to consult with you on projects large and small.