Drinking sake from a decanter and cups made of pewter is, in a word, extraordinary. Why? Because the inherent water-purifying property of pewter makes the sake taste smoother and more mellow. Adding to this extraordinary taste experience is the extraordinary pleasure derived from partaking of sake from this supremely elegant decanter and cup set itself.
Though made of pewter, the decanter and matching cups feature a finely executed rippling wave pattern that creates an elegant look of modern refinement. Equally noteworthy is the construction of the sake cups: the pewter is fabricated to be seamless, as if it were pottery or porcelain. For safe handling, the decanter handle is exquisitely wrapped in an attractive layer of rattan -- as beautiful as it is practical.
In Japanese culture, sake is traditionally imbibed at a warm temperature. So just how warm should it be? From ancient times it's been said that sake tastes best when served at a temperature close to human body temperature. Although everyone may have individual preferences in this regard, under no circumstances should sake be heated to a boil before serving. The key word here is "warm" -- not "hot."
Of course, sake doesn't have to be served warm. It's equally delicious served well-chilled, especially when taken in the larger-size cups provided with this set. Try sake both ways -- depending on the occasion, the season or your personal preference.
This stunningly elegant pewter set includes one decanter and a choice of one or two cups. The set comes packed in its own handcrafted box of paulownia wood (kiri), making it ideal for use as a gift that will surely be treasured. HAND MADE IN JAPAN
Keiichi Nakamura & Takaaki Yoyama
YAQMO's pewter offerings are lovingly handcrafted by Keiichi Nakamura and Takaaki Yoyama. Employing a unique metal composition not used outside Japan, they create pewter wares widely admired for their fusion of sharp modernity and graceful allure in designs that are both beautiful and practical.
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