Sep 01, 2020 - 09:17 PM
The shape of a sake cup can actually affect how one experiences sake, though not by too much. For example, ochoko is designed so that the smell of the sake wafts up towards you, so that you’re really able to amplify the taste along with the aroma. The material of the cups can definitely affect the taste of sake much more, for example masu, the wooden boxes, are often made of cedar, and will add notes of cedar as you sip. Wine glasses are great for cold or light and refreshing sake as it allows for sipping, making sake taste smoother, while ceramic is excellent for sake served hot as it holds heat and keeps your drink warm. Hope this helps!