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.More on Dr. Weil
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.More on André Fasciola