Reviews Posted by Sarah Longo

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[Limited] HAKUTOH Jelly (white peach jelly)   Out of Stock
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31 08/11/2017
Peach is also another fruit I Love and since the Summer here is so hot and humid I definitely stored this in the refrigerator before I tried this. I had enjoyed the Summer Orange jelly SO MUCH that I'm glad I ordered 2 with my last order because I see they are already s...(more)
[Limited] AMANATSU Jelly (Japanese summer orange jelly)   Out of Stock
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58 07/30/2017
I Love oranges, they are one of my very favourite fruits. This Summertime jelly treat is super yum and refreshing and I was worried they would sell out before I could buy more so I got 2 and am glad I did. I highly recommend this item for the hot Summer months and also ...(more)
[Limited] KANTEN ZENZAI (modern sweet bean jelly)   Out of Stock
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39 07/30/2017
I Love all of these jelly type Summertime treats HIBIKI-AN is offering this year! They are so delicious and refreshing. This flavor is like the dark brown flavored CONPEITOH, which are my favourite flavor of those! I definitely am keeping mine in the refrigerator to kee...(more)
[Limited] FUYAKI SENBEI (sweet rice cracker)   Out of Stock
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327 07/30/2017
SUPER BEAUTIFUL! I ordered these recently and even though they are very delicate mine were carefully packed and not one arrived broken or cracked in any way. These are so light and airy and just so delicate, pretty, delicious works of Art! I HIGHLY recommend them and fe...(more)
FUROSHIKI Gift Celebration Tea Set
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275 07/30/2017
This set is so nice! I Love it :) This has been a long Time favourite confection of mine ever since I discovered this site years ago. It's very nice to enjoy these golden flakes swaying in my Tea in the extremely beautiful IRODORI KACHOH - pair (UME / TAKE) THANK YOU SO...(more)
[Limited] IRODORI KACHOH - UME (handcrafted Teacup: 110ml)   Out of Stock
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86 05/20/2017
These are so beautiful. I purchased the set of these yunomi this Season. I Love the handpainted porcelain yunomi HIBIKI-AN offers us! I was surprised to see these were larger than expected when I opened mine. So far I have only used the UME cup because it gives off a co...(more)
[Limited] IRODORI KACHOH - pair (UME / TAKE)
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101 05/20/2017
These are so beautiful. I Love the handpainted porcelain yunomi HIBIKI-AN offers us! I was surprised to see these were larger than expected when I opened mine. So far I have only used the UME cup because it gives off a cooler feel to me and I need that since it is alrea...(more)
[Celebration] Golden Celebration Matcha (40g/1.41oz)
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376 05/20/2017
I originally purchased this item along with the Golden Gyokuro Tea to share and celebrate with my GrandMom but that went all horribly wrong, so I ended up enjoying it myself! I had never had this grade of Matcha before and was extremely delighted to find it not at all b...(more)
[Limited] AO KOHCHI SOGI (handcrafted Teacup: 110ml)   Out of Stock
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94 03/26/2017
Larger than expected, can be held comfortably with both hands. The glaze is so beautiful and the porcelain is very sturdy against chipping or breaking even though the feel and weight is quite light.
[Limited] KUROMAME Glace (soy bean glace)   Out of Stock
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159 03/26/2017
These are Truly great! If they are modern even though based on old style techniques you should keep them around since I cannot be there to buy them myself. (The same goes for those awesome Matcha Chocolates!) Thank you again, everyone at HIBIJI-AN. :)
[Limited] HANA KIKOH - AJISAI (handcrafted Multi-cup:180ml)
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187 03/25/2017
I Love this multi-cup. The colors on mine are super pretty with more shades of somewhat dusty and maybe sandy-pastel type pinks and violets with blues, but not as much blue as I see in the picture on my screen. Also, it reminds me of that song by Lana del Rey called &qu...(more)
[Limited] YUZU Peel (Japanese citrus peel glace)
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328 11/12/2016
Exactly as described! I enjoyed these way too fast, they were so delicious! Not too bitter but not too sweet and not too chewy or tough to chew or weird feeling like those jelly candies can be. I wish they were not limited so much! But that helps us enjoy the Seasons :)...(more)
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Pinnacle Refill (120g/4.23oz)   Out of Stock
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175 11/12/2016
A big thanks this year again, HIBIKI-AN, for offering us this larger bag of the so lovely enriched Asahi Matcha! I have been intensely stressed out and unwell feeling this year but enjoying a fine, warm, and sweet Kuradashi Matcha in the new, perfectly sized [Limited] K...(more)
[Limited] KOBIKI UNKIN (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)   Out of Stock
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182 11/12/2016
I love this new Matcha bowl! My last order got to my house super fast, thanks ALOT, HIBIKI-AN! I have been extremely stressed out this entire year and am so happy to have Autumn arrive. It is my favorite Season for many reasons, not just for it's great beauty but becaus...(more)
[Limited] UME Jelly (Japanese plum jelly)   Out of Stock
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282 06/20/2016
WOW!!! These are SO DELICIOUS! I love these little cups of wonderful delight! I also really love the jelly bars, and the Ume/Plum are my most favorite so as soon as I saw these I knew I'd love them. I keep mine in the refrigerator all the time so they are always cold an...(more)
[Limited] HANA KIKOH - Pair (SAKURA / Iris)   Out of Stock
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405 03/12/2016
I really Love the HANA KIKOH Series! They are beautiful and extremely useful to collect if you drink a lot of different Teas and prefer your Tea Ware to be handcrafted but also able to be used for other things besides Tea, and want something that is very high quality bu...(more)
[Limited] Blended Sencha Super Premium (80g/2.82oz)   Out of Stock
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589 01/15/2016
I'dd forgotten about this Tea this Season because I was so greatly looking forward to the Autumn Kuradashi and Competition Grade Teas but luckily I was able to get a pack and was reminded off how greatly refreshing this Tea is. It is a great blend that is not too brisk ...(more)
[Limited] Competition Grade Matcha PinnacleRefill(60g/2.12oz)   Out of Stock
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518 01/15/2016
This is such a delicately sweet, mellow, soft, delicious Matcha! I love the Asahi breed that HIBIKI-AN offers us that has been shaded in the very traditional Honzu Method the VERY BEST! Nothing can beat it. Thank you so much for offering this beautiful to see and drink ...(more)
[Limited] Matcha Cornetta (modern confection)
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1307 10/16/2015
These treats are incredibly delicious! Exactly as HIBIKI-AN has described them. They are so delicate, made of extremely thin and crispy layers with a wonderfully high grade, sweet, mellow, Matcha enhanced white chocolate that seems to somehow be layered within the crisp...(more)
[Limited] MAI KARAKUSA (handcrafted Teacup: 170ml)
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747 10/10/2015
I received my recent order today and after deciding to try out one of the new Matcha hard candies I decided I wanted some Tea so I decided it would be the perfect Time to try out this new cup I'd also ordered. I didn't want to open my ordered Autumn Gyokuro Kuradashi Te...(more)
[Limited] ITO TEMARI and MATCHA AME(traditional candy)
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1353 10/10/2015
This review is only for MATCHA AME. My recent order just arrived and I decided to try the MATCHA AME. I popped one into my mouth and it was just a HUGE Matcha flavor explosion! I was really surprised that I could really taste so much incredible, deep, Matcha flavor! ...(more)
SEIKAIHA Hohin Set (handcrafted Tea Set)
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650 10/01/2015
I purchased this Hohin set back in 2012 and never wrote a review but it has treated me very well over these few years! Of course I only use the highest grades of HIBIKI-AN Tea. The hand painting on all the matching pieces is intriguing and beautiful, you can even see th...(more)
[Limited] ITO TEMARI and MATCHA AME(traditional candy)
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1335 09/19/2015
This review is only for the citrus, striped ITO TEMARI. I've had the chance to try these ITO TEMARI (citrus/striped color) candy from HIBIKI-AN before but not the Matcha kind. Usually, I don't like hard candy and never eat it very often at all. But somehow, these wer...(more)
[Limited] Tencha Pinnacle (30g/1.06oz)   Out of Stock
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1224 08/15/2015
I received my special Tencha order on my birthday, the other day, which was a very nice Timing and made my day even happier! I waited until last night to choose to try this Pinnacle 2015 Tencha first. Luckily, I had an extra and empty silver 40g canister to store the Te...(more)
[Limited] HANA KOHCHI - pair (SAKURA / FUJI)   Out of Stock
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561 07/28/2015
HANA KOHCHI - FUJI: Green is one of my very favorite colors so when I saw this cup (as well as the pink glazed and Sakura painted one) I wanted both because I liked how they looked in the pictures, the fact that it is a larger "multi-cup" size, and most of ...(more)
[Limited] HANA KOHCHI - pair (SAKURA / FUJI)   Out of Stock
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542 07/26/2015
HANA KOHCHI - SAKURA- I really like this HANA KOHCHI - SAKURA multi-cup alot! I just got it in the mail so I admit that I haven't used it yet (because I already had some Tea not too long ago, I wish the mail would have arrived sooner!) I can't wait to use this with s...(more)
[Limited] HANA KOHCHI - FUJI (handcrafted Multi-cup: 180ml)   Out of Stock
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560 07/26/2015
Green is one of my very favorite colors so when I saw this cup (as well as the pink glazed and Sakura painted one) I wanted both because I liked how they looked in the pictures, the fact that it is a larger "multi-cup" size, and most of all because they are po...(more)
[Limited] Shincha Matcha (30g/1.06oz)   Out of Stock
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756 07/19/2015
I finally tried my new tin of the 2015 Shincha Matcha and I really don't have much to say except that I STILL really love HIBIKI-AN'S Special Spring Shincha Matcha! I find HIBIKI-AN'S Matcha (Pinnacle for special treats and Super Premium for usual drinking, thin/weak or...(more)
[Limited] HANA KOHCHI - SAKURA (handcrafted Multi-cup: 180ml)   Out of Stock
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512 07/12/2015
I really like this HANA KOHCHI - SAKURA multi-cup alot! I just got it in the mail so I admit that I haven't used it yet (because I already had some Tea not too long ago, I wish the mail would have arrived sooner!) I can't wait to use this with some Shincha Matcha or Shi...(more)
[Limited] Farmers' Shincha (160g/5.64oz)   Out of Stock
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1683 06/12/2015
SUPER WOW for this 2015 Farmers' Blend! Ever since I discovered HIBIKI-AN during the Harvest in 2011 I'm pretty sure that I have included it in at least one of my Harvest Seasonal orders each year. Usually, I use less than recommended because I find it to be too strong ...(more)
[Limited] Shincha Traditional (80g/2.82oz)   Out of Stock
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1224 05/26/2015
I received my order AMAZINGLY fast, even though I placed a pre-order! Along with Shincha Traditional, I ordered Farmers' Shincha, so maybe the lesser processing of both of these Teas helped them arrive sooner? I don't know, but I DO know that I'm SO EXCITED about THE HA...(more)
[Limited] KOHZANJI Yunomi (handcrafted Teacup: 130ml)
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674 04/22/2015
I just received this yunomi yesterday and I love it. It is SO cute and funny to view as you enjoy your Tea! I used mine right away after opening the box because looking at it had really brightened my mood so much. I have been looking for more porcelain and small yunomi ...(more)
[Limited] Gyokuro Konacha (200g/7.05oz)   Out of Stock
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1176 04/14/2015
This Tea is really great cold-brewed! I find that I only need to use about half of the leaves amount that is recommended so that is nice to make it last! I find the flavor too strong if I accidentally over-do it on the amount of leaves. It's not bitter, just not as &quo...(more)
[Limited] Gyokuro Karigane Super Premium (40g/1.41oz)   Out of Stock
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753 04/08/2015
Sorry that I am the only person in a row writing reviews but I just wanted to say that O REALLY love this Gyokuro Karigane Super Premium! Nothing can replace this for me! I try SO HARD to keep a supply year round (even if that is not the best way to keep it fresh) becau...(more)
[Limited] Houjicha Karigane Super Premium (100g/3.53oz)   Out of Stock
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677 02/22/2015
Still one of my very, very favorites! I wish it were available year round! I know I'm not following directions but I brew mine in very hot, basically boiling, but never a roiling boil, water and steep for 4-5 minutes. So wonderful especially this Time of freezing yea...(more)
[Limited] Shincha Traditional (80g/2.82oz)   Out of Stock
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1400 06/28/2014
I wanted to just add something I just re-learned while totally enjoying this Tea for the 2nd day to my first review of this 2014 Shincha Traditional Tea. After first trying it both cold-brewed because it is super refreshing in the Summer heat as well as the more "c...(more)
[Limited] Shincha Traditional (80g/2.82oz)   Out of Stock
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1181 06/27/2014
Loving the Shincha Traditional again this year!! I opened my pack RIGHT AWAY as soon as my box came and immediately prepared some to cold-brew in the glass, green topped teapot sold here- that thing is beyond wonderful- to get it started brewing over the day and then wa...(more)
[Limited] Farmers' Shincha (160g/5.64oz)   Out of Stock
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1926 06/27/2014
I really love the newly harvested Farmers Shincha! I love all the Kariganes so that comes with no surprise. They are deliciously sweeter and different tasting in each their own way due to the stems blended in. I'm so happy I was able to get more of this Tea this year. ...(more)
[Limited] Gyokuro Karigane Super Premium (40g/1.41oz)   Out of Stock
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987 03/30/2014
I really LOVE the Gyokuro Kariganes and this 1 is definitely the best. Last year around this Time was my first Time trying it and I knew if it returned this year I'd be sure to get enough to last longer throughout the rest of the year because Gyokuro Karigane is somethi...(more)
[Limited] SHISAI KAMON Yunomi (handcrafted Teacup: 140ml)   Out of Stock
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920 03/29/2014
EXTRA WOW!! This yunomi is really something spectacular as a functioning piece of art! The pictures just DO NOT do it justice. For me, this yunomi is up there in my very, very favorites the SEKICHUKA and HAKEME no YUNOMI by Mr. Tanii. I'm very glad I decided to go ahead...(more)
YOHKAN (sweet bean jelly)   Out of Stock
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3086 03/23/2014
I absolutely LOVE these. Not only are they deliciouse but unique, and versatile. I found these to be very easy to enjoy anywhere, even if without Tea. At first I wondered if they would have to be refrigerated like jellies where I live. Since HIBIKI-AN did not mention it...(more)
[Limited] Houjicha Karigane Super Premium (100g/3.53oz)   Out of Stock
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795 02/23/2014
How I LOVE this Tea! I have been enjoying it this very snowy and cold past month immensely. I have been making 500ml, or a bit larger, pots in my glass Teapot so I can admire the unique dark color of this Green Tea- a rich, substantial broth of warm brown tinted a hint ...(more)
HAKEME no YUNOMI (handcrafted Teacup: pair)
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1511 02/04/2014
Here is a photograph of cold-brewed (using only cold water then placed in the refrigerator to steep to keep the caffienne extraction as low as possible) Sencha Karigane in the HAKEME no YUNOMI. The extremely easy to use and clean up glass Iced Tea Pot (the 1 sold here w...(more)
[Limited] HANA KIKOH - Pair (MOMIJI /SUISEN)   Out of Stock
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770 01/22/2014
I still continue to greatly enjoy the cups in this series. Each one is different from the rest in so many unique, convenient, and mood pleasing and enhancing ways. Since each cup is individually formed and then painted by hand each one of mine is special and perfect in ...(more)
[Limited] Competition Grade Gyokuro Pinnacle (30g/1.06oz)   Out of Stock
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1181 01/08/2014
I was waiting and badly hoping this would be offered again and although the price seems maybe crazy high it is REALLY worth it! Just to think of all the work put into this... To me, this Tea is just SO PURE, it's like an essence & magical how the liquid is nearly c...(more)
[Shouraku] AMAGUMO (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)
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1250 11/15/2013
I'd like to add a picture to my first review below. I really Love this bowl and use it only for the highest grades of Matcha from HIBIKI-AN. It has "conformed to Matcha" over Time with use as you can see the green from Matcha on the inner stone-like texture...(more)
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Pinnacle (30g/1.06oz)   Out of Stock
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1392 11/15/2013
I Love this Asahi breed of Matcha the absolute best out of all the blends I have been lucky to enjoy from HIBIKI-AN. The 2013 Kuradashi enriched version is just so sweet and lovely but in a subtle, mellow way. The scent of the finished bowl is like a soft whiff of a s...(more)
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Pinnacle Refill (120g/4.23oz)   Out of Stock
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1023 11/15/2013
I'd like to add a picture to my first review below. I Love this bowl and use it only for the highest grades of Matcha from HIBIKI-AN. In this photograph I had prepared the 2013 Kuradashi Matcha Pinnacle. It froths up wonderfully easily and does not settle to the ...(more)
[Pre-order] Kuradashi Gyokuro Pinnacle (40g/1.41oz)
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1288 10/25/2013
I Love the Kuradashi Teas as well as Autumn being my very favorite Season so I couldn't wait for these again in 2013. I was super excited to receive my order but had to wait a few days and put off actually opening the packette until I had aired out an empty silver canis...(more)
HYO SETSU HAKU (handcrafted Multi-cup: 180ml)
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2652 10/20/2013
I find this cup to be the Perfect choice for more warm and hot Teas like the Kariganes, especially Houjicha Kariganes. This cup feels substantial and will warm but not burn your hands while drinking your more substantial, full-bodied Teas which is lovely to experience i...(more)
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Pinnacle Refill (120g/4.23oz)   Out of Stock
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1244 10/20/2013
Thank you SO much, HIBIKI-AN!! I LOVE the Asahi breed Matcha, it is Truly the BEST!! And it really cannot get any better then Asahi Kuradashi Matcha Pinnacle... except it did- you offered us a refill bag & at a discount! Yaayy!! I am very happy and grateful, thank ...(more)
Houjicha Karigane (200g/7.05oz)
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4136 10/15/2013
I wanted to write to share a very nice Tea Blend I have been enjoying a few weeks now. I cold brew this Tea Blend in the refrigerater using the awesome glass limited Tea Pitcher that looks like a really big beaker, the 1 with the green top. This Tea is really great beca...(more)
Sencha Karigane (200g/7.05oz)
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4136 10/15/2013
I wanted to write to share a very nice Tea Blend I have been enjoying a few weeks now. I cold brew this Tea Blend in the refrigerater using the awesome glass limited Tea Pitcher that looks like a really big beaker, the 1 with the green top. This Tea is really great beca...(more)
[Limited] HANA KIKOH -Iris (handcrafted Multi-cup:180ml)   Out of Stock
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635 10/06/2013
I really Love the HANA KIKOH Series! They are beautiful and extremely useful to collect if you drink alot of different Teas and prefer your Tea Ware to be handcrafted but also able to be used for other things besides Tea, and want something that is very high quality but...(more)
[Limited] UME HAI YU (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)   Out of Stock
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928 10/06/2013
I own this bowl and am very happy to see these newer photos of the bowl's interior now that it's been used. I feel alot better as I continue to use mine. After using this bowl for a bit I noticed some darker areas inside. I felt concerned and worried that perhaps someho...(more)
[Recommended] MATCHA GENMAI SENBEI(handmade Japanese cracker)
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4327 09/20/2013
These cute and very inviting little treats are really very good! When I first tried them I knew I enjoyed them but was not sure if I'd re-order but I keep re-ordering them because they are so unique and I find myself sometimes wishing for just 1 of these crunchy treats!...(more)
KARAKUSA KINRAN Coaster (pair)   Out of Stock
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704 09/20/2013
I was using the Tatami Coasters for awhile and they were meeting my needs perfectly fine but I decided to add these to a recent order because they are different from the Tatami, plus my Tatami were looking a bit worn. I really liked the pictures shown on the site and th...(more)
[Limited] HANA KIKOH-SAKURA (handcraftedMulti-cup:180ml)   Out of Stock
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650 08/26/2013
I have a few of these from this series, I get the sets because they are a better value price point, plus I can never decide on just 1 of the Season's flowers, and most of all I get ALOT of use out of these multi-cups! They a really a great shape and size for many things...(more)
[Limited] Tencha Premium (60g/2.12oz)   Out of Stock
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1370 08/26/2013
I Love Tencha! Last year only the 2 higher grades were available and I almost decided to not worry about trying this grade because of how much I already knew I was so greatly happy with those 2 grades. BUT, this year I got REALLY into cold-brewing my Tencha using the aw...(more)
HAKEME no YUNOMI (handcrafted Teacup: pair)
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1498 08/10/2013
I just finally included these with my last order, along with the Summer 2013 Limited Tenchas. I literally have been wishing for this set of yunomi ever since I discovered this site... these were the first set I saw that I REALLY, REALLY felt captured by. I almost ordere...(more)
[Limited] Tencha Super Premium (30g/1.06oz)   Out of Stock
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1375 08/09/2013
I was first able to try Tencha Super Premium last Summer Season when offered for only a limited Time and it became my favorite Tea. (Aside from the actual finished, ground product- Matcha, which is my favorite Tea in general. But favorite Tea leaves, I really feel I can...(more)
Matcha Banana Shake (House Matcha / Matcha Culinary)
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1286 08/06/2013
This Summer I decided to completely freeze my Banana Shake mix in those popsicle molds found at the grocery store. They came out Perfect! I like to add the crunchy peanut butter to my mix and nothing but banana and sifted Matcha. They are a really healthy treat and a pr...(more)
Matcha Cocoa (House Matcha / Matcha Culinary)
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1309 08/06/2013
This is also delicious to use as a warm or hot dessert sauce drizzled over ice cream, as HIBIKI-AN suggests here in the recipe section, or drizzled over brownies, a piece of cake, etc. and if you wish, topped with a sprinkling of berries like strawberries or raspberries...(more)
[Shouraku] AMAGUMO (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)
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1307 08/06/2013
I NEVER thought I would purchase one of these highest priced Matcha bowls but after over a year of thinking on it I decided to treat myself since I absolutely adore Matcha! This replica is so beautiful and just wonderful! I Love thunderstorms, the show of lightning, a...(more)
Iced Houjicha
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1873 08/06/2013
I admit when I first tried this Tea I did not really enjoy it very much although I very much enjoy the Karigane version both hot and cold-brewed. I had tried this warm/hot only. But recently I decided to retry this, cold-brewed using only cold water from the start in th...(more)
Matcha Affogato (House Matcha / Matcha Culinary)
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1223 08/04/2013
This is so easy to make and tastes great. I had not realized it had a lovely name and recipe here on the site. Also, I LOVE Matcha combined with chocolate to enrich and deepen the individual flavors resulting in a more layered and complex delicious taste. I had HIBIKI-A...(more)
[Limited] HYO RETSU (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)   Out of Stock
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1047 07/01/2013
I really Love HIBIKI-AN'S Super Premium Matcha and enjoy it VERY often, year round, in different moods, etc. so I have a thing for collecting nice handcrafted Matcha Bowls of all styles and sized from the usual style to the different sizes and shapes, such as the cute a...(more)
[Limited] Shincha Matcha (30g/1.06oz)   Out of Stock
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1147 07/01/2013
I loved this Shincha Matcha last year so I was really looking forward to it this Harvest! It is very good when enjoyed cool or cold. The light, refreshing flavor is so lovely and mellow. It goes very well also when cold water or ice-brewed. The sweet and refreshing char...(more)
[Limited] HANA KESSHO GIN FUJI (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)
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1520 07/01/2013
This bowl is so lovely! I have been wanting a porcelain Matcha bowl for awhile and when I saw the new Crystal Glaze in a shade of violet I knew it would be perfect. Especially for enjoying the Shincha Matcha and all Matcha during the hotter months of Spring and Summer. ...(more)
[Limited] Shincha Matcha Refill (120g/4.23oz)   Out of Stock
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895 07/01/2013
Shincha Matcha is so sweet and light and refreshing! I really Love it cool or cold during Spring and Summer. Last year was my first chance to try Shincha Matcha, although HIBIKI-AN's Super Premium Matcha is a daily thing and I not only drink it but bake and cook with it...(more)
Houjicha Karigane (200g/7.05oz)
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4244 06/24/2013
I recently ordered more of this Tea after being reawakened to this as a great hot beverage that is actually more like a broth and very satisfying last Winter with HIBIKI-AN'S wonderful but super limited Super Premium grade. Before I had enjoyed this Tea cold to get me t...(more)
[Limited] Shincha Gyokuro (80g/2.82oz)   Out of Stock
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2118 06/24/2013
I know I often say a Tea "is one of my favorites" in my reviews but that is really due to the outstanding efforts put in by HIBIKI-AN to amaze me year round through each Season and it goes without saying that the Shincha Harvest Teas will definitely hold a pla...(more)
OHIGASHI (handmade confectionary)
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5795 06/09/2013
These are my VERY FAVORITE of all the Special Tea Time Treats here! Unfortunately, they are not available during the rainy/humid Season in Japan, which is approaching in these next months. Last year I was not able to have them on my birthday in August so I stocked up o...(more)
[Limited] Shincha Traditional (80g/2.82oz)   Out of Stock
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1603 06/09/2013
Wow, I REALLY like this Tea! Last Harvest I did not have this Tea but this year I decided to try it out even though I was worried it may taste more bitter or sharp or dry than I personally prefer. Also, sometimes Sencha upsets my stomach and I was personally very much w...(more)
[Seasonal] Iced Teapot (1,000ml)   Out of Stock
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2244 06/04/2013
This Teapot/Pitcher is beyond perfect! I bought mine last year and have literally been using it non-stop, everyday, to cold-brew Gyokuro Karigane. It has a specific and permanant place in my refrigerator! I use the higher grade of the Gyokuro Karigane now, but I start...(more)
Chashaku (Matcha Spoon)
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1838 05/05/2013
I agree with Mr. Nelson, who Reviewed below me. My Matcha stuck to each spoon I used, plastic being the worse! I drink alot of HIBIKI-AN'S Matcha Super Premium as well as bake with it so much, and just basically add it to everything from sprinkling it inside my occasion...(more)
[Recommended] MATSUBA Yunomi (Teacup:pair:100ml each)
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1729 05/04/2013
These yunomi have the design of a pine needle which at first glance may come off as very simple or possibly boring but these yunomi are excellent for a lovely green moment since they don't have too much "clutter" of design or color. The simplicity of the pine ...(more)
Sencha Karigane (200g/7.05oz)
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4409 04/24/2013
I'm finally writing my review on Sencha Karigane after being totally in Love with Gyokuro Karigane Super Premium cold brewed to the point that it was on constant, 24/7, permanent stock in my refrigerater for literally the entire past year. I realize now that perhaps tha...(more)
Plum Tama-Yunomi (handcrafted Teacup: 180ml)
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1399 03/19/2013
This cup is super cute! It is the only Tea Cup I own in the "ball shaped" style. I was attracted to the bright red color, how the Artist "reverse-painted" the white flowers and red background as well as the different shape. Also, the Fact that this w...(more)
[Limited] Gyokuro Karigane Super Premium (40g/1.41oz)   Out of Stock
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1189 03/10/2013
Gyokuro Karigane Premium is literally a daily staple for me, I constantly keep a pitcher of it cold-brewed in my refrigerater and it is my go-to drink with anything and at any time of day since when cold=brewed using only cold water there is very little caffienne which ...(more)
Karigane Tea Tasting Set (3 x each 100g/3.53oz)
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3412 02/16/2013
This set is AWESOME to try the Kariganes. It's "The Greatest Hits Set" and it's so fun!! I knew I already loved and could never be without Gyokuro Karigane coldbrewed every single day ready and waiting for me in the refrigerator so I thought I would try this...(more)
[Limited] UME HAI YU (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)   Out of Stock
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914 02/12/2013
This is my newest Matcha Bowl and aside from the style choreographed for Summertime coolness this design is definitely the most unique. The size is very different from my others which are either the larger, regular sized bowls, or the smaller "multi-cup" sized...(more)
[Limited] Houjicha Karigane Super Premium (100g/3.53oz)   Out of Stock
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887 02/12/2013
This Karigane is one of my most very favorite Teas and all I can say is that I REALLY, TRULY wish it were available year round. There is NOTHING better than a steaming hot cup of this first thing in the morning, definiyely at night and anytime really inbetween. I am a...(more)
Gyokuro Premium (100g/3.53oz)
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4626 02/03/2013
I had tried it felt every Tea I could imagine me wanting to try from HIBIKI-AN already a cpuple months ago. Then came the Competition Grade Teas which were beyond awesome and delightful, and yet something kept telling me to try this grade of Gyokuro anyway. I think once...(more)
AKEBONO Hohin Set (handcrafted Tea Set)
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1861 01/10/2013
I have been enjoying this AKEBONO Hohin Set for a couple of months now and must say I am extremely delighted I decided to purchase this. I really love using a Hohin Set! At first they were intimidating to me and seemed like something I just did not need, but now I admit...(more)
[Limited] HANA KIKOH - Pair (Plum / Persimmon)   Out of Stock
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806 01/10/2013
I love these multi-cups! I also own the Spring/Summer HANA KIKOH Pair (Peony & Grape) that were available this past year and since I have really enjoyed using those in different ways I was excited to see these to round out all Four Seasons. Since I love everything a...(more)
[Limited] Competition Grade Sencha Pinnacle (40g/1.41oz)   Out of Stock
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1169 01/10/2013
The first thing I'd like to say about this 2012 Competition Grade Sencha Pinnacle is that I really wish we could purchase it more often (along with the Competition Grade Gyokuro, which I REALLY LOVE!) It really IS that Great and something I would keep repurchasing, but ...(more)
SHIRO INKA Yunomi (handcrafted Teacup: pair)
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1654 01/06/2013
I have owned the handstamped HANA MISHIMA Matcha Bowl for several months now and find it exceptional while enjoying Matcha. I often find myself losing track of Time as I admire the unique patterns and textures designed all over this bowl, so I decided I definitely wante...(more)
[Limited] #1 Award Competition Grade Matcha (10g/0.35oz)   Out of Stock
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525 12/31/2012
As explained by Hibiki-an, growing competition grade tea is the inspired pursuit of excellence. It requires a surprising amount of money and effort and farmers actually lose money doing so, yet, The Reward is the satisfaction of producing something so superlative that i...(more)
[Limited] Competition Grade Matcha Pinnacle (20g/0.71oz)   Out of Stock
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1419 12/22/2012
I have had the lucky and rare opportunity to enjoy Hibiki-an's 2012 Competition Grade Matcha Pinnacle twice since I received my order. Matcha is my loved, Number One Favorite Tea! It's super healthy while still being super easy and incredibly versatile!This Matcha is ca...(more)
[Limited] Competition Grade Gyokuro Pinnacle (30g/1.06oz)   Out of Stock
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1268 12/20/2012
Wow, this Tea is incredible. Needless to say, everyone will have their own idea of what they prefer and/or appreciate as well as what they are willing to pay for. But, if you are a serious Tea Lover, specifically of Gyokuro and are able to get your hands on this Tea I w...(more)
Earthenware Kyusu (teapot: 360ml)
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2893 12/07/2012
This kyusu is really great! I received it as part of The Organic Japanese Green Tea Set as part of my very first order from Hibiki-an in order to easily get myself a proper kyusu. It is truly a total must-have item and I'm glad I chose this one because it is just too cu...(more)
Organic Sencha Superior (200g/7.05oz)
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3935 12/07/2012
I enjoyed receiving this Organic Sencha Superior Tea as included in The Organic Japanese Tea Gift Set so I could compare it to my other Teas. I find the Organic Sencha to be a great everyday Tea and have been drinking it in a larger (500ml) Dobin type of pot (at a low t...(more)
Organic Japanese Tea Gift Set
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1817 12/07/2012
I decided to order this set as part of my very first order from Hibiki-an in order to easily get myself a proper kyusu as well as a pair of nice yunomi. The tatami coasters were a really wonderful addition to the set and I have to say that I really love them and use the...(more)
Sencha Superior (200g/7.05oz)
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3829 12/07/2012
I received Sencha Superior as part of the FUROSHIKI Gift CONPEITOH Set. I drink Matcha definitely daily, as well as a coldbrewed Gyokuro Karigane Premium from Hibiki-an which I really love and then another type of Tea later in the day and choose it depending just on how...(more)
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Super Premium (40g/1.41oz)   Out of Stock
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1401 11/13/2012
I'm incredibly pleased with every Kuradashi Tea from HIBIKI-AN that I've been very lucky to experience so far. I'm so thankful to them for offering this special Autumn experience that's been treasured, celebrated, and considered extremely precious by Japanese Green Tea ...(more)
[Pre-order] Kuradashi Gyokuro Pinnacle (40g/1.41oz)
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1324 11/08/2012
I apologize for leaving another review on this specific Tea, but after having sat with it a few more Times, I feel I have realized definite new taste/note differences in this Pinnacle Kuradashi Gyokuro, along with brewing aspects/choices that will alter your finished Te...(more)
Gyokuro Karigane Premium (100g/3.53oz)
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5167 10/26/2012
Gyokuro Karigane Premium is one of the few Teas that I have ordered more of with every single one of my orders placed here since finding this wonderful site about a month before the last harvest. I drink it daily, cold brewed in the Seasonal 1,000ml glass pitcher that w...(more)
Matcha Super Premium (40g/1.41oz in canister)
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2942 10/26/2012
I'm here to write another review on Hibiki-an's Matcha Super Premium because I can Honestly say that it really is something wonderful, and I would really be lost without it! Aside from drinking it in many ways- every way from my own little "Tea Ceremony" focus...(more)
[Pre-order] Kuradashi Gyokuro Pinnacle (40g/1.41oz)
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1181 10/23/2012
I have now tried both the Kuradashi Gyokuro Super Premium (Samidori and Yabukita breeds...my reviews are on that page) and the Kuradashi Gyokuro Pinnacle (Samidori and Gokoh breeds) and feel they are both wonderful Teas! These limited to Autumn Seaon Teas are actually n...(more)
[Pre-order] Kuradashi Sencha (80g/2.82oz)
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1355 10/18/2012
Today I opened my pack of this Tea to try for the very first Time, ever. I have already brewed and absolutely enjoyed both grades of the Kuradashi Gyokuro (Super Premium and Pinnacle) in my Hohin a few Times this past week so I was excited to compare the Kuradashi Sench...(more)
[Pre-order] Kuradashi Gyokuro Super Premium (40g/1.41oz)
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1637 10/13/2012
I just wanted to add a few things onto my first review posted here about this LE Autumn Kuradashi Gyokuro Super Premium Tea concerning my 3rd and 4th steepings in my Hohin. About the 3rd- I really, really like the 3rd brews of this Tea! I actually enjoyed this Tea for a...(more)
[Top Choice!] KUROMAME Snack (traditional bean snack)
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5600 10/12/2012
I just recieved my latest order today and after enjoying the 2012 Kuradashi Gyokuro Super Premium, I tried these and have realized that this snack, especially the Matcha version, pairs extremely well with the Autumn sweet and mellow Kurodashi Gyokuro and am glad I decid...(more)
[Pre-order] Kuradashi Gyokuro Super Premium (40g/1.41oz)
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1497 10/12/2012
This Tea is very good and I can definitely tell the difference between this and the regular, non-enriched Gyokuro Super Premium. This Tea is not as "marine-like" in it's notes, but more "earthy." Although it really is hard to describe, I'll try to he...(more)
Matcha Cocoa (House Matcha / Matcha Culinary)
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1553 10/09/2012
Matcha Cocoa is so delicious! Everyone who enjoys Matcha should try it once, especially with the cooler weather Season having started. I have always loved how the flavors of Matcha and chocolate compliment eachother. They pair very well and I often enjoy a little chocol...(more)
Genmaicha (200g/7.05oz)
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4343 10/01/2012
Since today was a laid back Sunday, I decided to do a side by side taste testing of different brands of Genmaicha- HIBIKI-AN'S and another's brand that I do not think was harvested in Uji. I admit I was feeling a bit bored with the Tea types I was drinking and since the...(more)
[Try it!] Sencha Fukamushi Super Premium (40g/1.41oz)
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3281 09/29/2012
I apologize for taking so long to write my review of this Tea, as it was first purchased as part of my first order (indeed, my first packettes were the most recent Shincha!) after having finally discovered this wonderful in so many ways site after years of drinking Blac...(more)
Matcha Banana Shake (House Matcha / Matcha Culinary)
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1386 09/29/2012
Since bananas, smoothies, and Matcha are all things I definitely like, I decided to make a variation of this recipe just now. First, I want to mention that I did not bother using a blender because it would have actually taken me more Time when figured in the end conside...(more)
FUROSHIKI Gift OKAKI Set
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1961 09/28/2012
I ordered this Gift Set for myself to get a couple packettes of Tea to enjoy, and to also specifically try the OKAKI. OKAKI rice crackers are very nice, even on their own. First off, the box they come packed in is extra sturdy, the lid is decorated nicely with calligrap...(more)
OKAKI (handmade rice cracker)
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6027 09/28/2012
I ordered this item as it is packaged in the "Gifts" category along with a Tea, but these OKAKI rice crackers are very nice, even on their own. First off, the box they come packed in is extra sturdy, the lid is decorated nicely with calligraphy and lifts up an...(more)
Gyokuro Super Premium (40g/1.41oz)
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4360 09/24/2012
This Gyokuro Tea is simply GREAT! I invested in the wave patterned Hohin Set that used to be sold here a few months ago and have been enjoying this Tea during quiet and private moments during the past Summer. The Hohin set really reminded me of the beach, the shore, and...(more)
[Limited] Tencha Pinnacle (30g/1.06oz)   Out of Stock
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1719 08/26/2012
Fist, I would like to say, WOW! Mr. Riedel, the man who reviewed before me, wrote the review I just could not put into the right words but I 100% agree with him about Tencha Pinnacle! I am also a Matcha lover and understand where his thoughts are coming from concerning ...(more)
[Recommended] FUROSHIKI Gift CONPEITOH Set
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2200 08/21/2012
This is a very nice gift for almost everyone! It comes with not only a good Tea, but a unique candy treat that many have probably not even heard of where I live, plus a cute multi-use printed material that you can use as a scarf, decoration, headband, whatever you can t...(more)
Cool New Iced Drinks for the Hot Summer!
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2238 08/21/2012
Another great way to use Matcha I have found is to freeze a mixture of it with some fresh fruit like berries. Although I added in my last recipe that I enjoymaking a milk and/or yogurt Matcha smoothie and topping it with cereal or crinchy oats or even nuts such as almo...(more)
Matcha Pinnacle (30g/1.06oz)
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4466 08/21/2012
I was so excited to finally try the Pinnacle Matcha!! Since I usually drink the Super Premium Matcha, and found that to be delicious, I was waiting to try the Pinnacle. Well, this past 12th was my Birthday, so I ordered it on the 8th as a Gift to myself. Words really ...(more)
Cool New Iced Drinks for the Hot Summer!
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2232 08/21/2012
A Matcha Yogurt Smoothie is aswesome! You can make it exactly to your very own liking in yogurt flavor, Matcha strength and smoothie thickness and texture, you can even make it vegan! All you need is: 1. Matcha 2. Yogurt (Plain, Vanilla, Blueberry, Strawberry, or a m...(more)
[Limited] HANA KIKOH -Peony (handcrafted Multi-cup:180ml)   Out of Stock
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761 08/20/2012
I am a huge fan of Mr. Mori's art and own the Matcha bowl offered here along with the Grape painted yunomi that matches this Spring/Summer Set. His work always looks even better in Person once you recieve and can FEEL it both physically and imagine, in your mind, the Ti...(more)
Iced Matcha
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2634 08/13/2012
The freezing/iced Matcha experience for me went this way: I never wanted my Matcha Iced but Hibiki-an encouraged me to give it a try at least once and I thought why not? Because I do like it Cold/Chilled, I just did not want ice-cubes, though! :) Also, I DO LOVE to sif...(more)
HANA MISHIMA (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)
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1754 08/13/2012
I wanted to add something I have discovered after having owned and used this HANA MISHIMA Matcha Bowl for awhile now: it makes getting your foamy top very fine with extremely tiny bubbles. The look and mouthfeel/taste is practically creamy! I think it's texture on the i...(more)
Matcha Super Premium Refill (120g/4.23oz)
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2368 08/13/2012
I am a SERIOUS Matcha FANATIC!! No joking I LOVE IT THE BEST and this refill is super awesome since you get a great amount at a great price and the quality of it, which would include color, silky powder texture + very fine, a beautifully balanced taste without bitternes...(more)
Houjicha Karigane (200g/7.05oz)
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4649 07/27/2012
I was interested in trying this unique type of Tea among the usual Green types available even though I had never heard or knew of Karigane before I found Hibiki-an, especially after loving the Gyokuro Karigane Premium I included in my very first order with Hibiki-an bec...(more)
Iced Gyokuro
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2388 07/27/2012
I literally enjoy, especially since it is now extremely hot and humid Summer, Hibiki-an's cold brewed Gyokuro Karigane all day and every day! I use the awesome 1,000ml Seasonal Pitcher offered on this site with the green strainer top and the helpful yet still cute Tea L...(more)
Iced Sencha
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2739 07/27/2012
I use the slow cold brew method Hibiki-an recommends with Pinnacle Sencha which is done by putting the Tea into your kyusu than filling it with ice cubes and waiting for them all to melt. This does, indeed, produce a more noble atmosphere and one in which Time is defini...(more)
[Limited] HANA KIKOH -Grape (handcrafted Multi-cup:180ml)   Out of Stock
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954 07/27/2012
I am a big fan of Shunzan Mori's art and Tea Ware (I absolutely love his "Kogiku" Matcha Bowl, the one adorned with Chrysthanthamum Autumn flower.) so I knew this (along with the matching Spring Peony cup, if you appreciate both) would be very beautiful along ...(more)
[Limited] HANA KIKOH - Pair (Peony / Grape)   Out of Stock
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949 07/27/2012
I had my eyes on this beautifully cute pair since the first Time I saw them here. I really liked the fact that although they are a "set" or "pair," you actually get Two different yunomi if you purchase the set all at once. This made me excited to h...(more)
Sencha Pinnacle (40g/1.41oz)
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5672 07/25/2012
This is definitely the best Sencha I have ever tasted and I won't drink any other Sencha (except for Hibiki-an's Fukamushi) than this Pinnacle Sencha! When I have this Tea, I feel refreshed, energetic yet calm, just plain happy. It is almost sparkling in sensation in ar...(more)
HANA MISHIMA (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)
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1770 07/22/2012
This Matcha bowl is seriously elegant and is exceptionally well-made! When I first saw it, I fell in love with the lovely beauty just in general and after looking further at your photos I was surprised at just how instricate the artist had designed both outside and insi...(more)
[Limited] KOGIKU (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)   Out of Stock
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1180 07/03/2012
I bought this bowl as a treat for myself because II just could not resist the beautifully painted flower and grass scene and the swirl in the clay at the bottom of the bowl evokes a silent sense and feeling of Peace. I had been using the Moonflower flat bowl but decided...(more)
OHIGASHI (handmade confectionary)
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7083 07/03/2012
Here is another Tea Time confection that I try to never be without! It is a shame that the hot and humid weather keeps them from being made, especially since my birthday is approaching and I really wanted to have a fresh box...but oh well. So far, I have gotten what I t...(more)
[Our Favorite!] CONPEITOH (traditional sugar confectionery)
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5865 07/03/2012
I love everything about these candies. My favorite flavor is the large, brown ones called Kokutoh. I has a definite flavor that reminds you of chocolate but the texture is not melty like chocolate, It also has a very slight coffee warmness in the scent and flavor, along...(more)
Gyokuro Karigane Premium (100g/3.53oz)
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5023 06/30/2012
When I first found Hibiki-an's site I felt VERY lucky to have stumbled upon it. I had drank alot of Tea but it was always a feeling that I was missing out on something, even if it was just more freshness. I love how informative this site is! Although I was looking for s...(more)
[Limited] YUGAO (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)   Out of Stock
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486 06/30/2012
I was browsing the Matcha bowl selection on this site and passed over this lovely Moonflower, flat styleed for Summer to convey coolness quite a few Times before giving it a real look. When I did, I knew I wanted to own this bowl for my daily Matcha moments. I enjoy hav...(more)
[Limited] Shincha Matcha (30g/1.06oz)   Out of Stock
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1141 06/30/2012
I must admit that Matcha is definitely my most favorite of all Japanese Green Tea! It is simply a perfect food! Not only do I love the flavor of Hibiki-an's quality Matcha but seriously enjoy the multiple excellent health benefits. I usually drink Matcha daily, at least...(more)
SEKICHUKA (handcrafted Multi-cup: 150ml)
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2979 06/28/2012
This cup is GREAT! Not just good! I use it daily to have my morning Matcha and often find myself contemplating its wonderful beauty! The bottom of the cup is shiny as if from ice coated minerals of the Earth, such beauty. And the whole atmosphere it sets is definitely t...(more)
Matcha Super Premium (40g/1.41oz in canister)
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3001 06/28/2012
I had only tried one brand of Matcha before but I definitely liked it. I had drank it plain and also baked w it. I'm glad I had a decent start to Matcha because I have heard some really terrible stories. Either way, I found your site and was super thrilled to see how yo...(more)