Gaiwan, 195 F, 4 min steep. Not a bit grassy. Aroma and flavor of wood, nut, and a fruitiness like a Darjeeling — could this be the muscatel flavor? Somebody else try this and post your answer. Whatever it is, I love it! Plus a bonus: a colorful, gorgeous dry tea, so the visual aesthetic is there, too. Stalky (lots of stems) though. ’Tis “The Leaf, the Stem and me.”
Longevity Brow (Shou Mei) White
This Fujian white tea is made from sun-dried leaves that have been partially steamed. This tea is plucked during the period of April, May, and June. Only two distinct types of leaves and the bud are selected from the branch to make this tea. Research has shown the white tea to be a rich natural source of antioxidants with a high level of flavonoids and polyphenols.