The Weng Family’s Dragon Pearl pressing is a convenient 5g ball perfect for steeping directly or aging. The pressing protects the fragile shou mei leaves and gives them a deeper richer flavor. While the Da Bai varietal is best known for its downy silver buds picked before Qing Ming festival, the plant continues to produce beautiful and flavorful leaves throughout the rest of spring. Shou Mei is a later season leaf-only picking with a crisp and vegetal flavor. It captures the taste of fresh leaves that the white tea finishing process locks in so perfectly.