MY STORY & PHILOSOPHY
Lisa, originally from Austria, has always had a passion and interest in holistic health, different cultures, cooking, nutrition and movement. Her background as a dancer has a big influence on the way she is creating recipes and preparing food for herself and clients. Lisa has been a professional chef for over 15 years and was living / working in New York, Melbourne, Bali, Vienna, London, Cornwall, Belfast, Berlin and France. Her passion and belief in plant-based "active food" soon became the focus of her creations and so she opened her first vegetarian restaurant - the Lab Kitchen, in collaboration with the Adidas Runbase in Berlin.
In 2017 she put the focus on international travels, surfing, cooking / eating :-) and learning more about the concept of mental / physical health again in order to share her knowledge and skills wherever needed and required. She is working and collaborating with different lifestyle, fashion, health and sports brands but also offers her skills and passion for healthy food as a private chef for yoga, surf, movement and women focused events and retreats. Since launching her Matcha & Female Balance Product line in 2020, her focus is on curating ceremonies, events and experiences for
body, mind and soul.
Lisa is based in the South West of France, the center of surf & “active lifestyle” culture which fits perfectly in her philosophy and way of life.
I was introduced to matcha around 15 years ago when in the back of a tea shop in Soho New York City a Japanese woman prepared me the first matcha latte in my life. I was curious and remember not being able to categorize the unique flavor and smell but it was special and looking back, I definitely fell in love with matcha that day.
It has accompanied me all those years around the world and gave me a sense of home and comfort thanks to my daily ritual, while providing me with nutrients, energy, antioxidants and a warm feeling in my belly. I tried a lot of great (but also some lower quality) varieties over the past years but somehow I was continuously searching for "the perfect" matcha.
In 2020 I connected with a tea connoisseur from Japan who introduced me to some of his local tea farmer in Uji, Kyoto (the birth place of matcha) and shared with me his knowledge on the growing, harvesting, grinding and blending process. I still remember the first sip I took from one of his matcha samples and how I immediately knew that this was it. The "Morning Ritual" Matcha was born.
Since then the webshop and product line including accessories like matcha bowls, whisks as well as chocolate bars have grown immensely and we are always looking to expand and extend the experience of our products and its usage for you.
I am so grateful that this journey feels so organic and purposeful - it was out of desperation, passion, curiosity and continuous
(re-) search that I decided to "just do it" and bring the ancient tradition of preparing matcha to my community - translating this sacred ritual into an "every day life" practice that also busy people, mom's, athletes, students and coffee drinkers can enjoy!