I just got some wooden saké cups. The wood is 'raw', untreated. Nice cups. One is square. Well, pouring some saké into them naturally brings out the strong odour of the wood. My question is, is there any coating that can be applied that is food-friendly ? Is there any need to apply such ? Will it simply stablize through time ? Is the strong wood odour part of the experience (not quite ready to call this a 'charm'
of drinking from wooden cups ? Anyone with wooden drinking cups can shed some advice on this ? I thought perhaps some linseed oil, but I'm not sure at all if it is safe for drinking afterwards. Perhaps a coat of normal good quality vegetable oil ?