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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

Ooki Daikichi Cooking Sake - If you cook, you must have a bottle of this cooking sake in your kitchen arsenal at all times. Get it, take a sip and you will know just how much umami and flavor is going into your food. You will never catch me without a bottle of this in my kitchen

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. 

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!

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    Urakasumi Shiboritate Tokubetsu Junmai Nama "Misty Bay"

    spring seasonal, rich, raw.
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    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpasteu...

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    Ooki Daikichi Cooking Sake "Konnichiwa"

    true sake selection #2!
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    A True Sake Selection! Calling all chefs and foodies! Finally, there is a premium Cooking Sake available in the US, and this one is as good as it g...

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    Kenbishi Kuromatsu Honjozo "Black Pine"

    oldest brand since 1505.
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    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"

    mei's first sake experience!
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    The nose on this sake made with Miyamanishiki rice and flower yeast is very floral with hints of gardenia, grape, blueberry, and pear. Round, soft,...

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    Stella Junmai Daiginjo Shizuku Muroka Genshu

    fruity, silky, slippery.
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    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"

    gentle, subtle, smooth.
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    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"

    for whisky lovers.
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    Some breweries throw cedar chunks into their sake brewing tanks for the flavor. But Choryo Shuzo makes specific cedar barrels to age their Taru sak...

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    Kikuhime Daiginjo Genshu "Chrysanthemum Princess"

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

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    Kikuizumi Hitosuji Junmai Sparkling

    iwc sparkling sake winner 2021.
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    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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