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Meet the Team

Dr. Andrew Weil

Dr. Andrew Weil is an internationally recognized expert on medicinal plants, integrative medicine and wellness. As the founder and Director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Weil is leading the global effort to develop a comprehensive integrative medicine curriculum.

Matcha is Weil’s latest botanically-based ‘alternative’ medicine. With an A.B. degree in botany from Harvard in 1964 and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1968, Dr. Weil has traveled the world collecting information about medicinal plants and alternative methods of treating disease. The author of 15 best-selling books and many scientific articles, Weil is a renowned expert on alternative plant-based healing. Matcha is the latest in his array of natural, plant-based options – he’s also “written the book” the ingestible healing power of plants, for example, The HealthyKitchen and Eating Well for Optimal Health.

Dr. Weil is also the founder and Chairman of the Weil Foundation, and founder and co-Chair of Healthy Lifestyle Brands and True Food Kitchen restaurants. A prolific writer Dr. Weil is the editorial director of Dr. Weil.com and appears on PBS.

Follow Dr. Weil on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DrWeil and Twitter @drweil. See column in Prevention magazine.

He lives with his beloved Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

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He literally “wrote the book” on integrative medicine – in fact, he wrote 15 of them:

Oxford University Press is currently producing the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, a series of volumes for clinicians in various medical specialties with Dr. Weil as the series editor. The following have been published, with more volumes planned:

André Fasciola

Co-founder of MatchaKari André Fasciola grew up with a genuine love of Japanese culture. Raised on military bases, Fasciola began studying Aikido (Japanese martial arts) more than 25 years ago. He became enamored by matcha’s healing properties, cultivation, and ceremony nearly 10 years ago. Sadly, high-quality matcha was seldom available outside Japan. What’s a guy to do? Simple enough, partner with the world-renowned father of integrative medicine Dr. Andrew Weil and create your own best-in-class matcha tea company.

André and Dr. Weil founded MatchaKari, to deliver health-centric, high-quality Japanese matcha green tea. Co-creating MatchaKari was just a natural progression of their 20-year friendship — a bond forged with a shared vision of the delivery of healthy alternatives to mainstream coffee and sugary drinks.

André graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Psychology. Although his original intention was to pursue medical school, he found his passion for human performance, health and wellness fit him to a TEA.