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PostSubject: Beef Tea. Health Drink    Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:01 am

In the Lieutenant Robert d'Ombrain post, it's states they gave him Beef Tea. Are we talking OXO, Bovril or other? How did they make Beef Tea in 1879.
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PostSubject: Re: Beef Tea. Health Drink    Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:16 am

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PostSubject: Re: Beef Tea. Health Drink    Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:42 pm

Hello Ray63,

I found this article in the Pacific Rural Press 4th January 1879.

scrape with a sharp knife enough lean, juicy beef to till a pint bowl, add a little water, cover close and set in the oven and let it bake slowly. When about half done remove the cover and let it brown a little, then cover again and let it cook a while longer.

Sometimes salt was added to the tea, it was seen as a healthy drink but it was mostly used to aid recovery from illness.

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