Stainless Steel

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 […]

April 16, 2014

Inside Yukiwa Barware Factory

by Kayoko Akabori

Our main objective for our trip to Japan (besides noodles and ekiben) was to visit the many factories where they make the bar and glassware we select for Umami Mart. We wanted to go straight to the source, and meet the people behind the products. This ended up being far more fruitful than we could have […]