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Bodhidharma. According to legend, this Buddhist monk fell asleep seven years into his nine years of meditation. He cut off his eyelids to prevent it from happening again. As his eyelids hit the floor the first tea plants sprang up, and tea became a stimulant to help keep students of Chán (Zen) awake during meditation.

Bodhidharma ~ Indian Monk Zen Master, founder of Shaolin Kung Fu.