Mead can be enjoyed either hot or cold, so the serving temperature will depend on how you want to enjoy your beverage.


Cold mead is best served at 12 – 16°C, as this is when the best taste and aroma profiles of the drink are revealed. Store your mead in the fridge and before serving, allow it to sit in the a glass or decanter for a few minutes at room temperature. It will not reach room temperature in that time, but it also won’t be too cold. Adding ice is always and option.


Many people enjoy a warm glass or mug of mead as a treat when the weather starts to get colder. Mulled or Christmas Mead has been a tradition for centuries and traditionally includes a combination of ginger root, cloves and cinnamon. The ideal temperature for serving hot mead is 50 – 55°C, but be careful not to overheat it because if mead reaches 60°C or above, it will start to foam and then rapidly lose it’s flavour! For the most robust taste, only heat the amount of mead that you are going to consume there and then.


Check out this handy chart we’ve prepared with some of our recommendations on which temperatures work best for which styles.

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