Just a quick follow up note.
I steeped this one for 3 minutes this time and it seems like that is the sweet spot for me. It was maple-y goodness immediately. I didn’t have to wait for it to cool down. I felt like I got more of the marigold (which I think gives it a cake-y, pastry type taste). It also tasted much smoother and creamier, like there was a giant gob of butter on that stack of pancakes.
I am enjoying this blend a lot more than I thought I would.