Brew: Lightly, 2-3 minutes according to taste with water off the boil
When to drink: Throughout the day
The raked stones of a Zen garden where the world's noise is kept far away inspire the simple purity of this blend. White tea is made from the youngest buds and softest leaves of the Camellia Sinensis, which are left to dry naturally in the clean mountain air. Pale gold in colour, its flavour is as delicate, sweet and light as the early morning sun.
Ideally warm the pot first with a splash of hot water. Use one teaspoon (around 2g) per cup and use freshly drawn water which is heated to around 80 degrees. You can either pour the water before it reaches boiling point or allow the water to sit for a few minutes afterwards. Allow to brew for 2-3 minutes according to taste. Should be drunk without milk.
Having become a bit of a white tea superfan over the past few years, I have tried a lot of variations. Whittard's White Tea with Pomegranate is a great health booster especially first thing in the morning but this White Peony is the smoothest, most delicate and in my opinion highest quality cup of White Tea that I have come across, certainly in this price range. I hope it gains a huge following so that Whittard never discontinues it.