edkrueger wrote:False. Small leaves can sometimes be resteeped more often than large leaves. For example, a small leaf shu-pu will yeild more good infusions than a bai mu dian white. A well roasted yancha will yield more good infusions than a larger leaf gaoshan.
Good points, I'm not entirely familiar with the teas you mentioned, but knowing how tea is made, I can certainly your point especially about the roasted teas. Their size isn't going to matter because of the way they are manufactured.
Either way, I would say what you mentioned is probably more the exception than the rule. I resteep everything in an attempt to understand the teas I get, I usually get more steeps out of larger leaves, but as in all things tea - differences abound!