Firstly the service from Hibiki-an is always superb. In fact they are faster then any other Japanese vendor I've used! This took 4 days to get to the UK via standard shipping....incredible!
On to the pot now and this is a real gem, its value is incredible for what you get, the porcelain is of superb quality and is both durable and elegant. So easy to use, the filter is meticulously crafted and even some of the holes meet the pot wall....very important for ball filters as it means you can drain the pot completely.
Really this is actually the only pot you'd ever need. I'm really in to Indian Assam tea as well as Sencha and because this is porcelain it means you can brew whatever you like in it. I own and have owned a lot of high end pots from all round the world but this pot is such a faithful workhorse that its become my favourite of them all. Another plus is due to its price I'm not overly worried about using it and carrying it where ever I like. Its sturdy, well designed, and can handle any tea from deep steamed Sencha to Assam I would recommend this pot to anyone. You could happily buy this pot and just use it for the rest of your life, a wonderful piece at a very low price from an amazing vendor....what more could you ask for.