Tej is a honey wine. It is made and used in Ethiopia and Eritrea. It is flavored with the powdered leaves and twigs of gesho. This is a bittering agent. Tej has a sweet taste. Berz is a sweeter, less-alcoholic version of tej, and is aged for a shorter time. Tej is not often used as an ingredient in cocktail recipes. Send us your cocktail recipes with tej and we'll bring them online.