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Cypress Sake Bottle & Cup Set

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£25.00

Origin: Japan
SKU: OH0006
Size: 5.5cm x 5.5cm Cup: x 3.5cm Bottle: x 13.3cm
Cuisine: Japan

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The cypress sake bottle and cup set will make you feel part of the Japanese imperial court! The set is hand-crafted from Japanese cypress, which is regarded as a great luxury in Japan. In the days of the Kyoto imperial court, only the Emperor and his appointed shoguns could afford it. It has a delicate, woody fragrance, and is said to complement the flavour of traditionally brewed sakes that are aged in cedarwood casks.

When drinking sake from cypress cups, first gently inhale the aroma of the sake mingled with the cypress wood. Then take a small sip, letting the sake linger on your tongue before swallowing.

Japanese cypress, or hinoki, contains an aromatic essential oil. As well as being fragrant, it has natural anti-bacterial properties. To care for your cypress cup and bottle, wipe with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly. If they need washing, hand wash only under running water. Do not use soap or detergent. Towel-dry as much as possible, then leave to air dry completely and store in a dark, dry place.

The set comes with one bottle and one cup. The cup sits atop the bottle, acting as a lid and also making it easy to store.

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