I think I found the (metaphorical) sweet spot for this tea (it’s still gutsy as hell): 175, 2 minutes. Increase by a minute each steep until you can steep no more! Strong, a little tarry, on the edge of almost-caramel. If I ever gave up my morning cup of coffee, I would make this instead. No tea invigorates me like this tea! My not so secret weapon on busy days – new student registration today – I need all the Tippy Yunnan I can get!