Monday, March 1, 2010

The Legend Of Tej

A reader sends us this link to Chicagoist featuring "Demera" at Lawrence and Broadway:
During a visit to Demera a couple of weeks ago, a waiter pointed out that the restaurant served a special Ethiopian honey wine. Even better, he said, one variety was actually made in-house. We were instantly sold, and thus began our first experience with Tej. A traditional drink similar to mead, Tej is fermented from honey and flavored with various herbs and spices, including buckthorn.
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1 comment:

  1. Is this anything like "mead" - the honey-wine that long-ago brides and grooms drank during the month following the wedding as an aphrodisiac (hence, "honeymoon")?