According to legend, a woman called Lin Mo lived on Meizhou Island to the north of Quanzhou Bay. She could foretell the future, and she protected her brothersÕ boats, guiding them back in to shore with her lamp. One day, though, they did not come back, and full of guilt, Lin Mo drowned herself. Since then, sailors and fishermen have looked to her for protection, calling her Mazu, or Mother Ancestor. This is from Return to Zai Tun.
Tieguanyin tea is considered one of the most refined teas in China. Grown in the hills around Quanzhou, it is harvested twice a year, in Spring and in Autumn, both sweet, but with the Autumn harvest presenting a stronger aroma. This is from Return to Zai Tun.
Before the ban on the sea trade came into force, pirates had been preying on the ships in these waters. It became essential for all traders to learn how to defend themselves. This is from Return to Zai Tun.