Reducing the steeping time a bit lessens the smokey flavour of the yunnan and helps the spicy taste stand out – though it’s still not what I’m able identify distinctly as pepper.

The resteep (@ 3:30) is okay, but most of the flavour was in the first steeping – this one just tastes plain and tea-like for the most part. Yunnan teas on the whole don’t seem to be very good for multiple steeps in my (admittedly limited) experience.

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