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Brick-tea

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The inferior leaves of the tea-plant mixed with sheep’s blood and pressed into cubes; the ordinary drink of the common people south of Moscow.

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“The Tartars swill a horrible gruel, thick and slab, of brick-tea, suet, salt, pepper, and sugar, boiled in a chaldron (sic).”—The Daily Telegraph, Friday, October 16th, 1891.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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