Founder and CEO
Eric is an author, ghostwriter, editor, tea entrepreneur, cooking instructor, and private chef. He writes a popular column for the San Francisco Chronicle called “The Breakaway Cook,” maintains a popular blog of the same name, founded an artisanal green tea company called Breakaway Matcha, and is the author of four cookbooks: The Breakaway Vegetarian Cook, The Breakaway Cook, The Breakaway Japanese Kitchen, and Eric’s Kitchen. He lives and works in Marin County, just north of San Francisco.
Breakaway Matcha was founded in 2010 by author and chef Eric Gower, who badly wanted to drink some good matcha and couldn’t find any. Breakaway Matcha specializes in sourcing, custom blending, and distributing the highest-quality matcha on earth.
Breakaway Matcha also design and offer special matcha ceramics and other teaware to enhance the enjoyment of this very special tea, and we provide ongoing support and training in matcha preparation to many of the most respected and emulated restaurants in the world.
The main goal of Breakaway Matcha is to make great matcha accessible to anyone who would like to experience a green tea that rivals great wine in complexity, nuance, and flavor, and whose health properties are legendary.