Mead is a fermented alcoholic beverage made of honey, water and yeast. It may also contain various other flavorings, such us herbs and spices, in which case it is called metheglin. Mead flavored with fruit and fruit juices is called melomel. Mead made with grape juice is called pyment.

Mulled mead is a popular winter and autumn holiday beverage. Herbs and spices (especially cinnamon, cloves, allspice) are steeped in mead and warmed. Cold mead is a traditional Midsummer beverage.

Mead is the traditional beverage at blots and sumbels.

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