Beef tea

Chiefly British, beef bouillon.
a broth made either by straining water in which bits of lean beef have been cooked or by dissolving beef extract in hot water.
Historical Examples

She loves having a fuss made of her, beef tea—chicken—jelly with whipped cream—and fires in her bedroom, little Sybarite.
I’ll Leave It To You Noel Coward

For lunch she drank some beef tea, keeping up the fiction of her indisposition.
Beyond John Galsworthy

When, however, broth and beef tea are used as clysters in such quantities that can be retained, they act most beneficially.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

Molly’s beef tea is bad enough; but mamma’s——What shall I do with the pillow?
Nell, of Shorne Mills Charles Garvice

The beef tea was excellently savory, the fire was warm, and relief from two weeks of pain left a sort of Nirvana of peace.
T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett

Fortunately there is the beef tea we made, last night, for Mr. Donald.
A Final Reckoning G. A. Henty

Making Liebig’s beef tea warms one, and they like it even from a Christian hand.
Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2) Isabella L. Bird

The orderly brought in a tray with a bowl of beef tea and a glass of wine.
The Curse of Carne’s Hold G. A. Henty

I have ordered you some beef tea, which you must use freely, and by to-morrow I dare say you will be able to take more solid food.
The White Rose of Memphis William C. Falkner

beef tea answers as well; a bowl of chowder quite as well as either.
Methods of Authors Hugo Erichsen

a drink made by boiling pieces of lean beef: often given to invalids to stimulate the appetite


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