Kaleab Girma considers the evolution of Ethiopia's lesser known national beverage.
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"Tej is a traditional honey wine that holds a special place in the hearts of Ethiopians. It is made by mixing together honey, water, wild yeast, twigs, and the leaves of Gesho, which acts as a natural fermentation agent. The mixture is left to ferment for several weeks, resulting in a sweet and slightly fizzy beverage.
Tej is often consumed during celebrations and special occasions and is considered an important part of Ethiopia’s cultural identity." Read the FULL ARTICLE.