August 25, 2016

Savor the Flavors of Far Leaves Teas

by Sarah


Far Leaves Tea in Berkeley sources exceptionally high-quality teas from around the world. We now carry three Far Leaves premium teas at Umami Mart for your sipping pleasure:


Far Leaves Matcha Sencha

If you need a little caffeine boost during the day, we recommend Matcha Sencha.

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August 24, 2016

Join Us at The State of Cocktails: East Bay Edition

by Sarah


It wasn’t too long ago that San Francisco was the place to be when it came to going out.

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August 22, 2016

Conbini Creations: Japanese-style Corn on the Cob

by Sarah


Some say if corn is perfectly ripe, you don’t really need to add anything – even butter – to it.

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August 17, 2016

Our New Condiment Ware Line is a “Glass” Act

by Sarah


If you know us – even if just from reading our blog or visiting our shop – you probably know we have a thing for condiments.

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August 16, 2016

Event Recap: 4th Annual Umami Mart Matsuri

by yoko


This past Saturday we celebrated our four-year anniversary in Oakland. And as we have done every year since opening, we threw ourselves a huge birthday party.

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August 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: Happy 1st Birthday Sake Gumi (August 2016)

by yoko

um_sakegumi_logoAugust sakes ship today for Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club. If you like what’s on deck here, you should join!

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August 11, 2016

Read This Before You Go to Uji Time

by Sarah


If you love Japanese sweets and desserts, and live anywhere close to Berkeley, you should have Uji Time on your radar. 

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August 10, 2016

New Decadent Shoyu for You: Black Garlic and Matsutake

by Sarah


Looking to add new flavors to your tried-and-true recipe repertoire? May we suggest our latest offerings?

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August 8, 2016

Happy Hour: The Western

by Kayoko


It is really difficult to create cocktails using sake as a base. Sake tends to be subtle and the nuances are often lost when other spirits are combined into the drink.

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August 5, 2016

Bartender Spotlight: Esteban Ballesteros of Tay Ho



For this edition of Bartender Spotlight, we set our focus on the East Bay at Tay Ho in Downtown Oakland.

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