We left Hangzhou early in the morning and arrived Fuzhou at lunch time. We decided to get to the temple first and have an excellent vegetarian lunch before putting our bags down at the hotel.

Main Hall of Yong Quan Temple, Fuzhou

Restaurant at the temple

Vegetarian lunch at the temple

Young monks preparing for the ceremony

I've been visiting the Yong Quan Temple for years, the calming affect of the temple never fails to put me at ease. I've always feel that calm mind and relaxed body is essential to making good tea!

A dinner and a tea house demonstration is planned for this evening. I will report with more photos of tonight's tea tasting.

Tomorrow we will take a five hour train ride to one of my favorite destinations -- Wuyi Shan -- where group members will learn the in and outs of Oolong tea making first hand.