Thanks for the post.
Before we begin the procedure, I've got to make sure that you're preparing the tea correctly. Green tea is very delicate, so preparing it wrong can be disastrous.
The trick to steeping green tea correctly comes in three parts: time, temperature and volume.
Using too much tea will make your tea bitter and your wallet empty. Too little tea will bring a weak cup and a sense of longing. The volume that is considered the "golden ratio" of leaves to water is one and a half to two teaspoon of leaves per cup of water.
The ideal temperature for which to steep depends on the tea. It's important to use cooler (180F) water when steeping more delicate (green) teas. Remember to not over-steep, or the tea will taste bitter.
They say that "time heals all wounds." However, it also makes most teas turn bitter. For green tea, a little TLC must be employed, steeping for only 3 minutes.
Looking forward to helping further! Please verify that this is all being done correctly.
Your White Tea Knight,