Towards the end of a bread-based meal someone decides to have, in addition to their original plans, a hot drink (eg tea).

After the meal, they say birkas hamazon. Only after this do they then realise that they have drunk only half of the drink - half of it still remains. Would they be permitted to say borei nefashos after finishing the drink?


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Once birkat hamazon has been said, the blessing on the drink is no longer valid, so a fresh blessing has to be made on the remaining portion of the drink; that in turn requires borei nefashos.

(information provided in now deleted comments under question)

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    Sources for your claims would improve your answer immensely.
    – msh210
    Aug 23, 2015 at 10:28
  • @msh210 the poster who gave me the information that I worked into this answer - they're not my claims - didn't give any sources. Since his comments have now been deleted I can't see his name to be able to ping him and ask for help. Perhaps someone else knowledgeable might be moved to provide the correct sources? Aug 23, 2015 at 10:51
  • Perhaps it was @Danny Schoemann ? Aug 23, 2015 at 10:57
  • or was the poster @hazoriz ?
    – LN6595
    Jan 20, 2016 at 17:05

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