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Beef Tea from Fortnum and Mason, London
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London’s Fortnum and Mason department store was founded in 1707. During the Crimean war, Nightingale ordered “beef tea” from Fortnum and Mason to help feed the sick and injured at Scutari Hospital.
A type of highly concentrated stock, a spoonful of beef tea can be mixed with hot water to make an instant beef broth. Beef tea was thought of as highly nutritious and ideal for aiding recovery.
You can still purchase the famous beef tea at Fortnum and Mason today.
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