Teaism wrote:Stirring tea leaves especially green tea will make it bitter. The tip of green tea leaves is very sensitive to heat. Usually I will pour at the side of the pot or Gaiwan and let the water encompass the leaves from the side.
It just my observation and preference, you should experiment to see it for yourself.
Happy New Year!
Starting to try this myself, but I have some difficulty getting an even stream from my measuring cup. Pretty generally I end up knocking the leaves everywhere, which stirs them.