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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Brick-tea.
 
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.   1
        “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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