Damiana Mead

something with a few aphrodisiacs thrown in for good measure
Beehive cut
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    Final Gravity: 1.006

12 pounds wildflower honey

Other 1:
3.5 oz Green Tea (Eden Foods: Camillia sinensis)
Other 2:
1 oz dried Juniper Berries (Juniperus communis) crushed
Other 3:
1 oz Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) crumbled
Other 4:
1 oz dried Bitter Orange Peel (Aurantium Amarae Pericarpium)chopped
Other 5:
1/2 oz dried Damiana leaf (Turnera aphrodisiaca) crumbled
Other 6:
6 tsp yeast nutrient (food grade Urea and Ammonium Phosphate)
Other 7:
4 tsp Acid Blend (Citric, Malic and Tartaric acids)

1 pkt (5 gr) Red Star Pasteur Champagne yeast (rehydrated)

971211 - Bottled this mead today. Just slightly sweet. The flavor of damiana is well tempered, not cloying, but dominates nonetheless. Because of this, I have changed the name from Green Tea Mead to reflect the properties of the damiana.