World Tea Expo
Pre-Conference: June 11-14, 2018
Conference & Expo: June 12-14, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

Virginia Utermohlen Lovelace

Associate Professor (retired)
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca NY


Virginia is a physician, scientist, and award-winning educator, with a life-long fascination with the science behind our sensory perceptions. Through her research and teaching as faculty member in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University (one of the world’s premier institutions for research on nutrition and eating behavior), she gained an appreciation of tea as the quintessential example of a complex and delicious beverage. Now retired, she focuses on helping others understand and use the science of sensory perception to develop their appreciation of tea and tea-food pairing, through WTE workshops, through assistance with the organoleptic experience of tea for World Tea Academy, and through her blog,


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