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Mei

Hi Everyone,

My name is Mei and I've been at True Sake since 2013. I was interested in sake after I moved to San Francisco. Who knew the sake world was so fun and interesting?

Everyone you meet and talk to in the sake industry, is just so welcoming and is open to teaching you more about the sake world. I really wanted to know more and become involved in the industry. And here I am!

Kanpai!

-Mei

Current Seasonal Favorite: Urakasumi Shiboritate - Wanna try a different Spring nama? Check out the Urakasumi Shiboritate! Subtle aroma notes of steamed rice and sweet corn. Wonderful balance flavors of mango, pears and plums. Texture is smooth and velvety with a little tingly at the end. It debuted in our store for the first time this year. Check it out while you still can!

Kenbishi Honjozo - My go-to for a hot sake. THE BEST hot sake in my opinion. Also tasty on the rocks or even chilled. Try it!! I love love love this sake! Don't be surprised if I recommend it to you at the store. There's good reason! Now also available in the 1.8Ls available in store only!

Chokaisan Junmai Daiginjo - This was THE sake that turned me on to sake. Fruity but not sweet, aromatic, crisp, clean. Super easy drinking. Nama version also available as well as the 1.8L format in store only!

Stella - No longer one of the newest additions to the store but for sure a must try! So much complexity, and flavors going on, it's incredible.

Choryo Yoshinosugi Omachi Yamahai Junmai Taru - Choryo makes one of the best Taruzake available to the US. They use a specific area of the cedar tree to achieve the ideal flavor. Not to mention this sake uses Omachi rice, and is a Yamahai Junmai style. Any sake geek's interest would peek if they saw that on a menu. I recommend this sake chilled or heated. Check out Choryo's other Taru sake too! They both are the best Taru!

Kikuhime Daiginjo Genshu "Chrysanthemum Princess" - I absolutely love this sake! Kikuhime never releases any fresh sake, and all their bottles are aged. A lot of people ask me what is a super special sake to pair with a steak dinner or rich foods. THIS ONE! That's not all, this sake taste even better after opened for a couple of weeks.

Kikuizumi Hitotsuji Junmai Sparkling - My new favorite sparkling sake. You can taste the craftsmanship in this sake. Several times medal winner in the International Wine Challenge, what more can I say? Balanced aroma notes of floral, fruits and subtle earthy tones. The bubbles are just magnificent! Serve it in a flute glass. Try it if you ever get the chance!

  • Urakasumi Shiboritate Tokubetsu Junmai Nama "Misty Bay"

    Urakasumi Shiboritate Tokubetsu Junmai Nama "Misty Bay"

    Tokubetsu Junmai Nama
    $40.00

    The nose on this unpasteurized seasonally released brew is a fun collection of berry, purple plum, mineral, corn, hay, cherry, and steamed rice aro...

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  • Kenbishi Kuromatsu Honjozo "Black Pine"

    Kenbishi Kuromatsu Honjozo "Black Pine"

    Honjozo
    from $12.00

    The nose on this extremely famous Honjozo from the brewery that calls itself “The Oldest Brand Since 1505” is a dynamic collection of steamed rice,...

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  • Chokaisan Junmai Daiginjo "Chokai Mountain"

    Chokaisan Junmai Daiginjo "Chokai Mountain"

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $58.00

    The nose on this sake made with Miyaminishiki brewing rice and flower yeast is very floral with hints of gardenia, grape, blueberry, and pear. Roun...

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  • Chokaisan Muroka Nama Genshu "Chokai Mountain"

    Chokaisan Muroka Nama Genshu "Chokai Mountain"

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $58.00

    The nose on this first time in US unpasteurized brew is a bright collection of grape, blueberry, mango, pear, peach, and bubblegum aromas. Who said...

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  • Stella Junmai Daiginjo Shizuku Muroka Genshu
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    Stella Junmai Daiginjo Shizuku Muroka Genshu

    Junmai Daiginjo Shizuku Muroka Genshu
    $85.00

    The nose on this “Drip” or Shizuku sake is a gentle collection of steamed rice, pear, and citrus aromas. Talk about a fun sake! This brew is round,...

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  • Choryo Yoshinosugi Omachi Taru Yamahai Junmai "Cedar Country"

    Choryo Yoshinosugi Omachi Taru Yamahai Junmai "Cedar Country"

    Taru Yamahai Junmai
    $27.00

    The nose on this very elegant cedar sake is filled with cedar, vanilla, mineral, and roasted rice aromas. Wow! Talk about a cedar sake that doesn’t...

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  • Choryo Yoshinosugi Futsushu Taru  "Cedar Country"

    Choryo Yoshinosugi Futsushu Taru "Cedar Country"

    Futsushu Taru
    $22.00

    Some makers throw chunks of cedar into tanks for the flavor, but this brewery makes specific cedar barrels to age their “taru” sake in for full fla...

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  • Kikuhime Daiginjo Genshu "Chrysanthemum Princess"

    Kikuhime Daiginjo Genshu "Chrysanthemum Princess"

    Daiginjo Genshu
    $161.00

    Some sakes are built well and some are built like this amazing Daiginjo. With a gentle collection of cherry, sweet rice, melon, lavender, and powde...

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  • Kikuizumi Hitosuji Junmai Sparkling

    Kikuizumi Hitosuji Junmai Sparkling

    Junmai Sparkling
    $95.00

    The nose on this superb sparkling sake is a great collection of steamed rice, lemon peel, straw, ocean water, bread, and yeasty aromas. Stop the pr...

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