Brick tea

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tea leaves and young shoots, or refuse tea, steamed or mixed with fat, etc., and pressed into the form of bricks. It is used in Northern and Central Asia.

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They also excluded any children who had a history of brain disease or head injury and none drank brick tea, known to contain high fluoride levels.
Despite living in a low-water-fluoride district, 132 Tibetan children, aged 8 to 13-years-old, developed dental fluorosis from dietary fluoride sources such as brick tea, a popular Asian drink, fed to children as young as two years old.
For those of you not familiar with this delectable drink, it is prepared by boiling a slab of Chinese brick tea in water with salt, baking soda, and rancid Yak butter.
Neither village experiences coal burning pollution nor do residents drink brick tea, two common fluoride sources in China.
One of the most fascinating aspects of the industry is the protected status bestowed on border tea, the brick tea transported from tea-producing provinces to border regions such as Tibet, Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang, which are inhabited by minority nationalities who are avid tea drinkers.
Brick tea is boiled in water and strained into a tube.
Within that southern half and in a total of 18 provinces, six main categories of tea are produced - white, green, oolong, black (known as red by the Chinese), scented, and brick tea.