This was my second purchase on Hibiki-an, and it was as perfect as the first! The order arrived very fast, and perfectly conditioned. The containers are sturdy and beautifully decorated, and just the right size for 100 g of tea. I can hardly wait for my matcha set (which I ordered immediately afterwards) to arrive!
It has also been a cultural and historic experience to buy and drink this delicious tea directly from its source. The portuguese, to my knowledge, were one the first to bring tea to europe, from Japan, and it were they (through lady Catarina de Bragança, the portuguese king's daughter and wife to Charles II of England) who made its use so widespread in England. We still are the only westerners who call tea by its japanese root (we call it cha) instead of its chinese root (ti). We have much to thank the japanese culture regarding tea drink (which we still do massively, although less than the english).
So thank you very much once again, Hibiki-an! Arigato gozaimasu.