The inspiration behind Yōko Matcha

Yōko Matcha draws its influence from Yōko Dambara, an exceptional woman who began studying the Japanese Tea Ceremony at fourteen years of age and was eventually recognized as a master Sensei in her sixties! By bringing this traditional practice to Miami with local flair and awareness of matcha's numerous health benefits, we strive to honor Yōko’s legacy while sharing it with new audiences.


Chié Dambara

As someone born in Madrid and raised in Tokyo, I've always been drawn to the fusion of Eastern and Western cultures. That's what inspired me to create Yōko Matcha, a brand that pays homage to my Japanese grandmother, Yōko, who was a lifelong practitioner and master sensei of the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony.
My love for matcha, a finely ground powder made from green tea leaves, led me to launch Miami's first matcha food truck in 2016. Though the food truck is no longer in operation, I'm proud to continue offering Yōko Matcha through wholesale and online sales.

As a Breast Cancer Survivor, I'm passionate about spreading the word about matcha's cancer-fighting properties and promoting its consumption. My personal journey and background serve as inspiration for the Yōko Matcha brand, which seeks to bridge the gap between Japanese and American cultures while sharing the health benefits of this flavorful and versatile green tea.

From Shizuoka to your heart

Embrace the Rich Tradition and Unmatched Quality

Indulge in the luxurious experience of Yōko Matcha, sourced and imported from Shizuoka, Japan. Renowned for its exceptional smoothness and delightful sweet aroma, our Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha captures the true essence of this revered Japanese tea. Each sip embodies centuries of tradition and meticulous craftsmanship, making it the perfect choice for those seeking an authentic matcha experience. With each cup, you will be transported to the lush tea fields of Shizuoka, experiencing the true essence of Japanese tea culture.

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