thename1000 wrote:I steep it for about 2 minutes (This time is what's recommended by teavana). I boil the water (21 ounces) then let it sit for about a minute (I read somewhere that number should be two minutes?). And finally I use about 4 teaspoons (I use a regular spoon and don't make it very heaping) of tea.
I think most people here are going to steer you away from teavana-sourced tea, and I won't disagree.
However, I would greatly (repeat: greatly) reduce the amount of water you are using. White tea (or at least, white peony types) tends to be really light and fluffy, so it's hard to recommend exact amounts.
For an example, I've been enjoying a white peony lately that I brew in a gaiwan. I fill the gaiwan about half (or a little more than half; it's light and fluffy, and I don't smush it down or anything). And my steep times are on the order of 10 seconds (yes, seconds).
So, yes, probably look at other sources, but for the tea you currently have, you should be able to tweak your brewing parameters to get a better cup of tea.