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    Xichan Temple - Chinese architecture at its best

    Xichan Temple - Chinese architecture at its best

    Today we visited the lovely, peaceful Xichan Temple in West Fuzhou. We spent a good hour exploring the temple, which has six different levels, with a wonderful view of the city on the top level. As seen in the photo below, the temple has an associated park surrounded by lakes, bridges and lychee trees.

    Wuliting Tea Leaves Wholesale Market, Fuzhou

    Wuliting Tea Leaves Wholesale Market, Fuzhou

    We caught a bus from our hotel to this wonderful tea market located nearby to the Wuliting Overpass in Fuzhou City. This tea market was recommend to us as being the best out of the three in Fuzhou - and we were not disappointed. On display were a wide, wide variety of teas alongside teapots, gaiwans and other tea-making accessories.

    Wengyangcun Tea Garden near Fu'an City

    Wengyangcun Tea Garden near Fu'an City

    Following our visit to the tea market earlier this morning, we drove along curving mountains roads a visit to a beautiful tea garden towards the west of Fu'an City. Our supplier, who we met for the first time at the tea market, drove us along a very picturesque mountain road for around 20 minutes until we reached the tea garden. Here, our Golden Peony Black Tea and the base tea material for our Love at First Sight Blooming Tea is grown. It is then shipped to this factory in Fu'An City for processing.

     

     

    Fu'an tea market

    Fu'an tea market

    Following our brief train journey from Fuding, we paid a visit to Fu'an tea market. Here, a wide variety of teas grown in the nearby mountains are sold. Tea cakes, some very old, were also available for purchase.