Hmmm, so I did not taste gooey butter cake with this tea. Instead, I tasted lemon pound cake. It threw me for a loop at first, but I really, really like it. Every now and then there will be a floral overtone to the sip which is also very nice. I guess that would be the marigold. I like. More of the cake/butter flavors come out as the tea cools. It’s nice, but I think I like it the most when the lemon is a bit more present.