It became widely popular during the Tang Dynasty, when it was spread to Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.
Megahey’s updating provides more detail about Schalcken’s life and more detail of his fictional nightmare.
One reason why the drama remained in my memory, it must be confessed, was because it included a certain amount of exposed female flesh (still rare on television at that time and usually irresistible to the younger male viewer).
Tea drinking may have begun in the Yunnan region during the Shang Dynasty in China, when it was used for medicinal purposes.
It is also believed that in Sichuan, "people began to boil tea leaves for consumption into a concentrated liquid without the addition of other leaves or herbs, thereby using tea as a bitter yet stimulating drink, rather than as a medicinal concoction." although evidence suggests that tea drinking may have been introduced from the southwest of China (Sichuan/Yunnan area).
These are sometimes It has been proposed that the Chinese words for tea, tu, cha and ming, may have been borrowed from the Austro-Asiatic languages of people who inhabited southwest China; cha for example may have been derived from an archaic Austro-Asiatic root *la, meaning "leaf".