Lion City Meadery Longan Red Date Mead 330ml
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Lion City Meadery is a Singapore based craft mead brewery and distributor. Our goal is pretty simple. To brew the mead that we love to drink and, most importantly, have some fun and meeting new friends while doing it.
The second seasonal mead in our “Liang-teh” or “asian herbal tea” series is our homage to the Longan Red-date Tea.
The original tea was traditionally consumed by pregnant women as a prenatal tonic.
Consumption of the tea was believed to impart notable benefits such as increased blood circulation, fortified immune system and general well-being.
In modern times, just about anyone has access to this tea and it’s readily available as a yummy packaged ready to consume beverage.
In an attempt to preserve as much of the original flavours as possible, we raided the chinese medical halls for dried red-dates and dried longans that were specifically graded for aroma and sweetness.
We steeped and boiled everything, added our proprietary blend of honey and fermented the mixture into this mead.
Finished at 7% ABV, this mead is great for all day drinking. Like all our seasonal meads, this is a one-off brew in limited quantity and only available while stocks last.
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Lion City Meadery (LCM) is the brainchild of two Singaporeans – Sanjay Jegatheesan and Justin Herson – who prior to starting LCM, were in the totally unrelated industries of audio-visual sales and construction.
Sanjay first tasted mead during a trip to London in 2013, and it was love at first sip. Frustrated by the lack of quality meads in Singapore, he decided to start brewing his own at home. Also, he was broke as hell, and it was a lot cheaper to just make bootleg alcohol.
Fast forward to early 2018, Sanjay discovered a fellow mead lover in Justin, his friend of more than 10 years, and broached the idea of starting a Meadery. After multiple drunken discussions together (fueled by mediocre mead), LCM was born that same year in August 2018.
What we have is a slightly hazy blonde mead with a strong notes of red dates on the nose with hints of dried longans.
The sweetness of the red dates are balanced off by the honey, followed by the warm sweetness with a slight acidity from the dried longans and the honey.
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