Ethiopian Honey Wine

I’ve been traveling in Ethiopia for the past week or so, and have been offered more meat to consume than humanly possible. So it’s time for a Veggie Monday post! Meet Tej (pronounced Taaj), an Ethiopian traditional wine.

Tej is a locally brewed honey wine. In the past, families used to brew this themselves in their homes. It’s served in really neat class beakers, giving the feel of a chemistry set. It has a slightly bitter aftertaste, but is great fun to sit with friends and drink it (particularly since it’s very strong…)


Enjoying the Tej while overlooking a lovely garden in Addis.


The glass beaker’s lovely form.

And who knew!? There’s actually a video for how to make Tej on YouTube.

Greetings from Africa!