Sake is the national beverage of Japan and generally served with great ceremony. The ‘sake’ is gently warmed in a small bowl or bottle before serving in miniature cups such as we might enjoy a liqueur.
“In Japan, sake has long been taxed by the national government. In 1898, this tax brought in about 46% of the government’s total direct tax income.
In 1904–1905, the government banned the home brewing of sake. At the time, sake still made up an astonishing 30% of Japan’s tax revenue. Since home-brewed sake is tax-free sake, the logic was that by banning the home brewing of sake, sales would go up, and more tax money would be collected. This was the end of home-brewed sake, and the law remains in effect today even though sake sales now make up only 2% of government income.” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sake
Today, sake has become a world beverage with a few breweries springing up in China, Southeast Asia, South America, North America, and Australia. More breweries are also turning to older methods of production. Invite company and experiment with the varied fruit, flower, herb, and spice subtle flavors of Sake from the Little Owl Chinese Sake Set.
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One, Ceramic Little Owl Chinese Sake Set, approximately 5.5 inch tall pitcher and set of four 1.5 inch tall cups. Expect slight variations in color and design. Food safe.