White tea is a lightly oxidized tea.
For better storage of the tea, we normally compress it into discs. This saves storage space and reduces the fragrance lost from the tea.
Golden Peony, is very different to other white teas.
1) the tea leaves are not picked from white tea tea trees but from the oolong tea trees.
2) Golden Peony is an autumn harvest, not a spring harvest.
MY Teahouse started to compress the Golden Peony into discs from 2014.