Received the Beedoro Macha Starter Kit this morning, and I could not be happier. All of the included implements are remarkably high quality. The 120 bristle chasen and the chashaku are very well made and the Beedoro chawan is absolutely beautiful. All in all, a truly excellent value. Even though offered as a "starter set" this selection of tea ware would be a thoughtful and elegant gift for almost anyone who is already a regular and seasoned macha enthusiast. Although myself not new to macha, I expect to be using the very same bowl that came with this set for many years. It has already become a friend. A beautiful acquisition and a wonderful and inspiring piece of tea ware.
I also purchased the kusenaoshi (whisk keeper) when I placed this order. It really is a nice addition and I would recommend it if you do not already have one. It really does do the job.
Once again Hibiki-an has proven themselves to be the best at what they do. Not only is the tea i have tried and the tea ware I have purchased met and exceeded expectations, the packing and shipping of the products is thoughtful, precise and professional. I had this order shipped Express Global and it arrived from Kyoto to just outside Washington, DC in four days!
Although I just discovered Hibiki-an this year, i expect to be a customer for life.
Again, a highly recommended starter set. Excellent value for money.