And thanks to the online aphorism dictionary, peace was restored to tea-land...
As for the Starbucks tea, for Green or White Tea, a good rule of thumb is 180 degrees should be your maximum temperature- Hotter than that, and you destroy the flavor.
Try pouring the boiling water into a first mug to cool, then into a 2nd mug to cool a bit more. Do this once or twice. That should do the trick!
And no more than 2.5 to 3 minutes max steeping time for loose-leaf green tea. Let the tealeaves expand throughout the cup or teapot, then strain when you pour it- Don't stuff the leaves into a small, cramped, constrained infusing device and expect much.
And the 2nd rule of thumb with any tea is experiment... try slightly different amt's of tea, steeping times, etc, until you find what you are looking for! Varying these factors will make a surprising amt. of difference in the taste of the tea-
Lastly, if you want some better Chinese Green Tea, try these vendors:
And since this is an Adagio Board, I will plug them as well! Prob a good shop if you are new to tea: