My dear friend Sachia Kron who is the co-creator of this website introduced me to Andre Fasciola, CEO of MatchaKari when he was looking for someone to assist in planning a tour to Japan during matcha harvest.

MatchKari is based in Tucson and their tea is grown on the pristine hillsides of Uji in the Kyoto region of Japan by farmers who are part of a 300-year-old matcha growing tradition.

André and Dr. Andrew Weil founded MatchaKari, to deliver health-centric, high-quality Japanese matcha green tea. With their incredible quality, I was instantly hooked on this delicious beverage.