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n. A style of mead or honey wine common to Ethiopia and Eritrea.


Tej (, pronounced ; , mes, Oromo: daadhi) is a mead or honey wine that is brewed and consumed in Ethiopia and Eritrea. It is flavored with the powdered leaves and twigs of gesho (Rhamnus prinoides), a hops-like bittering agent that is a species of buckthorn. Tej is usually homemade, but throughout Ethiopia it is available in "tej houses" (tej betoch, singular tej bet (ጠጅ ቤት)).

The traditional vessel for drinking tej is a rounded vase-shaped container called a berele, which looks like a Florence flask. Tej has a deceptively sweet taste that masks its high alcohol content, which varies greatly according to the length of fermentation. Berz is a sweeter, less-alcoholic version of tej, and is aged for a shorter time.

Tej (disambiguation)

Tej is an Ethiopian mead or honey wine.

Tej or TEJ may also refer to:

  • Panchakanya Tej (TEJ), franchise team in the Nepal Premier League
  • Tej Bahadur Sapru (1875–1949), lawyer and political leader
  • Ram Charan Tej, Indian film actor
  • Tej, a character from The Fast and the Furious film series
Tej (actor)

Tej (born June 7, 1985) is an Indian film actor, who has primarily starred in Tamil and Kannada films and occasionally works as a screenwriter. After completing his Master of Business Management in Europe from a leading university, Tej worked in film and as a software engineer at Infosys Technologies, before making his acting debut in the film Tamil by K. T. Kunjomon. The film introduced Shankar, PrabhuDeva, Sushmita Sen and also A. R. Rehman who made it big through K. T. Kunjomon in his initial days. In his subsequent years, he worked in Tamil and Kannada films. He acted in films such as Meese Chiguridaga, Kadhalukku Maranam Illai, Konjam veyil Konjam Mazhai, Gaantham, and Kappal.

Usage examples of "tej".

Only one group would be going to Battue for the next several months, the Aghir tejed.