Long ago in a place far away, prehistoric Mesopotamia is a likely suspect, some hunter / gatherer stuck his hand in a tree hollow on his annual honey collecting rounds. But during this particular year, rain water had flooded the beehive inside the tree and mixed with the honey. Then, wind-borne wild yeasts had done their part to ferment the concoction.
The hunter / gatherer tasted what was in his hand, liked the sweet substance and licked it again…and again…and again…until the buzz he sensed wasn’t coming from whatever bees might have been hanging around.
Thus the honey wine called Te’j was discovered.