This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. The first documented reference to this is found during the Shang Dynasty (1600 BC to 1046 BC). He was just eleven when he first thought of lying about his age to join the Navy. Aftertaste is generally classified as any taste that remains in your mouth after your food or drink has been swallowed or spit out. Most likely originating in China, the camellia sinensis is thought to have first been used to brew a medicinal elixir during the Shang Dynasty (1600 BC to 1046 BC).