This homemade mead is less sweet made from honey directly from the beekeeper. It is boiled according to an old recipe and highlighted with ginger.
Mead is an alcoholic beverage fermented from honey and water, with possibility of addition of other ingredients such as spices or herbs or in combination with fruit juices.
Metheglin is a type of mead with added (maturated) spices and herbs.
Type of honey
Blossom honey or nectar comes from the nectar of various flowers.
This mead was boiled before fermentation. The thermal process has certain technological advantages, however, some valuable components of honey are damaged, especially during prolonged boiling. You will not recognize the production process in taste, but it is typical for boiled mead that they are more golden in color because honey partially caramelize at high temperatures.
This mead is suitable for heating, but we recommend always keeping the maximum heating temperature to approx. 50-55 ° C. At higher temperatures, the precious components of honey could be damaged. For heating, we recommend sweeter and more pronounced mead, especially those with the addition of spices or herbs, the aroma of which pleasantly emerges when heated. However, you can taste the mead according to your wishes, as well as mulled wine.
Producer Zahradka u Tomiku
Under the Strážiště hill between Želivka and Blaník, the Machold family is a beekeeping and meadery, as well as producer of other unique bee products