I'm new to matcha. The last matcha that I had was ceremonial grade. I drank it one of two ways. Either the traditional way, whisked by hand, and then with sugar added. Alternatively, I use a large teaspoon full with 400 ml of water and blend it with a hand held blender. This larger amount of water is good when I have a 400 ml of greek yoghurt for breakfast. The matcha is strong to offset the acidity in the yoghurt.
Anyways, this matcha from Hibiki is a nice dark green colour. Compare it to online pictures of quality matcha, and you will see that colour is the same. The foam from whisking is good too.
When I ordered it, there was a mail strike looming here in Canada. I choose to pay for the international express shipping. I am glad I did. My order got here in just 4 days! They even shipped my order within a few hours of ordering.
The customer service from Hibiki regarding the postal strike was very helpful as well.
I will most likely write a second review after I have spent more time with this tea.