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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.

“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.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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