White tea is a lightly oxidized tea.
White tea is getting more popular these days, with many people enjoying the freshness of this tea. Some others are really enjoying the aged white tea as well which offers more depth of flavour.
For better storage of the tea, we normally compress it into discs. This saves storage space and reduces the fragrance lost from the tea.
Shoumei normally uses big leaves without the tip, so it brings us more sweetness rather than the freshness and fragrance. After it is compressed into a disc, it could be aged better than loose leaves.