Plain Questions, Chapter 14: Treatise on Decoctions and Medicinal Liquors

    According to most commentators, the phrase 湯液及醪醴 (lit. “soup decoctions and fluids and unstrained and strained ales”) refers to two types of fermented medicinal brews, namely clear liquors and richer and sweeter yale- or mead-like brews, in other words to all varieties of fermented medicinal wines.