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

Tea: a Nerd's Eye View


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

Tea: a Nerd's Eye View

Available on Amazon!
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.

"Great book! Great information. Definitely for tea nerds, particularly those interested in the science of the leaf."

A Nerd's Tea Lab

Available on Amazon!
Welcome to the Tea Lab! Discover how to explore tea in your own kitchen and see for yourself what tea is all about.

Tea Tasting Workshop


Workshops, Classes, and Tea Experiences

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 tea-food pairings.

Join me at the Northwest Tea Festival to take a "Deep Dive into the Sensory Appreciation of Tea," September 24-25, 2023.

"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."
Virginia U Lovelace


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 the science behind beverages such as tea & wine and explore how these beverages and foods interact in the mouth, nose, and brain to give you flavor.

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

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