September 29, 2016

Tin Cup Is Not Just a Cheesy Kevin Costner Movie

by Umami Mart Staff

If you search for sakewares, you might notice that many sake cups and carafes are made using tin. You may have wondered, “Why tin?” Well, it turns out this particular metal has a peculiar effect on sake. It’s commonly noted that tin improves sake’s flavor, making dry sake softer, milder, and less bitter. And tin […]

May 19, 2016

New Ways to Sip and Serve Sake

by Umami Mart Staff

We have a couple new wares on our shelves that are perfect for the next time you serve sake: First up, the Sake Gumi carafe. You don’t have to be a member of our sake club to procure this porcelain tokkuri featuring the Sake Gumi logo. This carafe has a small pouring spout (a style that’s hot […]