Recipe by Nif
Tej, or tejj, is an Ethiopian sweet wine, similar to mead, that is typically made from fermented honey and a special kind of hops called gesho. It is traditionally served from a vase-like vessel called a berele. If you can't find tej or mead in your neighborhood, this recipe is a rough approximation. I tried this once at an Ethiopian wedding and it's quite delicious! Enjoy!
- 2 cups water
- 1⁄3 cup honey
- 1 (3 cup) bottle white wine (light, mildly sweet wine such as a riesling, soave or pinot grigio)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a small saucepan, heat the water and honey over low flame, stirring until the honey is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and chill completely.
- Pour the honey water and wine together into a decorative glass decanter, mix together and serve lightly chilled.