I totally agree with your notes about this being the definition of MUSCATEL!
So much so that at first I was thinking it was a bit bitter and woodsy/grassy and peppery and even a tad sour. After a few more sips…it grew on me! I started to appreciate it and enjoy it more. After pondering this flavor combo I realized…KAPOW! That’s what they were going for! It’s rare, unique, and makes you think! This is a conservational-piece-tea right here, folks! But VERY Muscatel!