The 6th of June held a wonderful medieval picnic with a bunch of friends, in the woods by a small pond. Of course we felt that this was a great day for some mead tasting, so we brought a small bottle. It was somewhat disappointing as the taste was far from what we expected (though it tasted better after a while, courtesy of the Alcohol...). Hmpf, not what I wanted.
Now, at midsummer we decided to give it another shot, this time adding a bit of honey. Eureka! Suddenly it tasted like we wanted it to, marvellous! So now I can't help wondering if the mead we've tasted before has been similarly spiked with honey... hm... But anyhow, I can now say that the first mead batch was a success after all! We just gotta remember the honey.