When I first got into tea I was stuck in the thinking "black tea doesn't work well for multiple steepings" but I think this isn't true really at all.
If you want to do multiple steepings, my recommendations are:
- Try a large-leaf tea, a whole-leaf tea.
- Use more leaf than you usually would.
- Use briefer steeping times.
Even if a tea doesn't seem to work well with multiple steepings the first time, if you use more leaf and shorter steeping times, you might get very good results.
This method is great because it can allow you to experience nuances of the tea that you might not notice. Often, I find the first infusion is most aromatic, the second has the richest flavor, and some of the later ones can be sweeter and more herbaceous. This is often even true of black teas!