Well, this reverted back to tasting like a more bitter black tea with perhaps a hint of maple after coming out with maple-y cake-y goodness just the other day. I made it pretty much exactly the same too. I don’t know what happened. I had been looking forward to having it again.
The second steep a bit later came out better. I could taste the pancake-iness some but not really any maple.
2nd steep: 7 mins.