Lapsang Souchong is one of China’s national specialties. It is considered one of the three major types of Chinese black tea along with Gongfu Tea and Fenjicha. Souchong itself can be further sub-divided into Lapsang and Artificial Souchong.
The Taoshu Community (or Peach Tree Community) is a cooperative that has both collective and individual land holdings in the Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of South Western Hubei province. They specialize in local varietals of high-elevation green and black teas.