Emily76 wrote:One thing I have noticed about green tea is that the temperature of the water is really important.
Hi Emily, and welcome!
You're right about temperature being important. I've read that each time you pour the water to another container, it drops 10 degrees fahrenheit. So, you can pour the water into a second mug to cool it an additional time.
When I make green tea (sencha), I usually pour like this:
Kettle to cups
Cups to water bowl
Water bowl to teapot
That's worked to make a very flavorful tea that isn't bitter. I drink a decaf sencha, which the purists here tend to laugh at, but by brewing it very carefully, I do manage to coax out a good flavor. Working with a better tea, you should have no problems.