Ceremonial Cacao & Matcha Recipe.


As I made a pit stop in Canggu, Bali, on my way back from Lombok, I stumbled upon an elixir that piqued my curiosity: ceremonial cacao and matcha. Now, I'll be honest – matcha has never been my cup of tea (pun intended), but I couldn't resist giving this a try. To my surprise, it was a match made in heaven, blending the richness of cacao with the earthy complexity of matcha

With this elixir, we have the opportunity to honor the wisdom of two ancient traditions, bridging the gap between East and West.

Japanese tea ceremonies are steeped in centuries-old tradition, serve as a sacred space for mindfulness, meditation, and connection. Each element of the ceremony is meticulously crafted to honour the present moment, fostering a sense of peace and reverence for the natural world.

Pairing matcha with ceremonial cacao seemed like a natural extension of this spiritual journey. Both ingredients carry profound cultural significance and are revered for their therapeutic properties. While matcha is known for its calming effects and antioxidant-rich profile, ceremonial cacao has long been used in indigenous cultures for its heart-opening and mood-enhancing qualities.

Recipe: Ingredients:

  • 20 grams of ceremonial cacao
  • 1 teaspoon of ceremonial-grade matcha powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Cacao Butter (optional but recommended)
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • Optional: Sweetener of choice (e.g., honey, maple syrup)


  1. In a small saucepan, heat the coconut milk over medium heat until warm but not boiling.
  2. Add the ceremonial cacao and matcha powder to the saucepan, whisking gently until fully combined.
  3. Continue to heat the mixture, stirring occasionally, until it reaches your desired temperature.
  4. Once heated through, remove from heat and pour the elixir into your favorite mug or ceremonial vessel.
  5. If desired, sweeten to taste with honey or maple syrup.
  6. Before sipping, take a moment to express gratitude for the nourishment and wisdom provided by this sacred elixir.

As you indulge in this harmonious blend of ceremonial cacao and matcha, may you find solace in the interconnectedness of all things. Let each sip be a reminder of the rich tapestry of life, woven together by the threads of tradition, wisdom, and gratitude.