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About this Product

This is one of our February 2022 Goimagine Challenge tea blends.  It is made with a blend of Organic Rwandan Black Tea, spicy cinnamon & clove, dark chocolate, rose petals and calendula petals.  The Rwandan Black tea produces notes of walnut and candied flavors which blends so well with the inclusions we selected. Add a little honey or sugar to bring out the spicy chocolate notes.

Empow[her] is one of two tea blends created in response to goimagine.com’s February Theme Challenge which was to Celebrate Women! International Women’s Day (March) is a day celebrating the historical, cultural, and political achievements of women around the globe.  

Enjoy your tea…..honor the women in your life…..surround yourself with PHENOMENAL women!!!

For more information about the creation of this blend be sure to visit the "How It's Made" tab.

Ingredients: rwandan black tea*, dark chocolate, rose petals*, calendula petals*, orange peel*, natural cinnamon flavor, cinnamon, clove (*organic)

Brewing instructions: 1 tsp / 8 oz water / 212°F / 5 minutes

Double the amount of tea leaves for iced tea

Teas are packaged in resealable, biodegradable rice bags. Tins may be available for purchase separately.

Steep Right Up

Raleigh, NC
Welcome to Steep Right Up™️, where it’s always time for tea.  Tickle your tastebuds with one of our brews!

Meet the Maker

Melodie (AKA Crazy Tea Lady) is a Christian wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. She is an entrepreneur with a creative spirit. She enjoys a good cup of coffee or tea and is always willing to share. Melodie is the founding owner of Steep Right Up™️(formerly Tea, Cup & Kettle). She is a Certified Professional Aromatherapist and an Herbalist for over 25 years and has brought her experience and knowledge of oils and herbs to the business of tea. She has taken the time over the years to expand her knowledge of teas, herbs, and blending through reading, taking classes, and personal experience through trial & error. She takes her time creating her blends and loves the challenge of creating custom blends for her customers and for a cause.

When Melodie is not working on her business she is spending time with her family. She has a husband, 4 boys (all grown), and so far 4 grandchildren. She also enjoys reading, crocheting, soap making, resin crafting, and Bible journaling. All of which go perfectly with a nice cup of tea.

It is my desire to introduce the love of tea to as many as I can. I'm looking forward to brightening your day one cup and one sip at a time!

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How it’s Made

As with all of our other teas, our Empow[her] blend is also hand-blended using ingredients that are sourced from around the world.  Blends are given at least a week for the flavors to "mingle" prior to packaging for optimum flavor.  We strive to use organic ingredients when available.  Follow us on social media for lots of recipes and tea how-to information.

But this one is a little more special.  Each month Goimagine has a new challenge for its Makers.  This tea blend was created with the February 2022 challenge in mind. This challenge was to Celebrate Women! International Women’s Day (March) is a day celebrating the historical, cultural, and political achievements of women around the globe.  

With this in mind we created Empow[her] using a base of Organic Rwandan Black tea because it is produced by a co-op of 4,500 farmers who primarily employ women.  It has candied flavor notes and walnut which blends so well with the inclusions we selected.  We know women love chocolate and spicy notes of cinnamon and clove.  But we also wanted to add some rose & calendula petals for eye appeal.  Empow[her] label incorporates the power color RED and a quote from Maya Angelou (an actress, producer, writer, speaker, and civil rights activist, to name a few of her accomplishments).  Be sure to google Maya Angelou for more information on this Empowered, Phenomenal Woman!!!

Enjoy your tea…..honor the women in your life…..surround yourself with PHENOMENAL women!!!

While you sip on a nice cup of tea, enjoy the subtle nuance of each of the flavors and just let your mind go and the ideas flow. And know that each blend has been carefully put together with a specific synergistic quality in mind.

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Shop Policies

Our Disclaimer, Return and Shipping Policies can be seen below.  To view our complete company policies please visit: https://steeprightup.com/company-policies


We want all of our customers to be happy with their purchases. If you purchase one of our regularly stocked products (excludes custom – see below regarding custom products) and are not happy with it please contact us.

We do not offer returns, refunds, or exchanges on custom orders unless there has been an in-house error. Custom orders would be a product that you have requested a specific blend of any of the following (but not limited to): teas, coffees, packaging, labeling. If you are sent the wrong product we will correct the issue.

Since many of our products are custom made for each client it is important that you order exactly what you are looking for. If you are in the Clayton (or surrounding areas) of NC we have all of our teas available for you to taste and smell to see what your preferences may be. This will ensure that your order is what you expected it to be.

Shipping Procedures:
Being that each product is blended and packaged at the time the order is placed, there is a minimum 48 business hour turn-around time for processing and shipping (some products may take up to 2 weeks for turn-around). Some custom blends may take more than 2 weeks turn-around time as some ingredients may need to be special order. Should a custom order have longer than a 2 week turn-around time we will contact you with the option to proceed or cancel the order prior to beginning production. We make every effort to get orders processed and shipped ASAP. However, at certain times of the year (ex. holidays) delivery times may be extended due to higher demand, vacation/holiday hours (for both us and our suppliers), and longer shipping times so plan accordingly and message us for current shipping times.

We are happy to ship to a PO Box. However, we are not responsible for packages left unclaimed at the post office.

Due to the nature of our products we advise having someone personally accept packages. Please be sure to provide a ship-to address that generally has someone present that can accept delivery. We are not responsible for packages left outside by any mail/package carrier. Nor are we responsible for packages that are not picked up or alternate delivery arrangements made once notice is left by the carrier about an attempted delivery of a package.

Any errors must be reported within 7 business days of receipt of the package. Please check your packages carefully when they arrive.

We generally use USPS for all of our shipping. However, we reserve the right to use the carrier service of our choice. If a specific carrier is requested additional fees may be charged.


The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). Any education, services, and/or products provided on our website, blog, in-person consultations or any social media accounts are for educational purposes only and not intended to diagnose, cure, prescribe or prevent any disease.  Nor is any information here intended to replace the advice of your qualified health care provider.  Some herbs may be contraindicated with certain medications and/or medical conditions.  

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Shop Reviews (4)

I ordered the two Maker Challenge teas — Empow(her) and Very Peri Creativi-Tea. Quick shipping, charming packaging, and lovely blends. And the color of Very Peri is a kick. :)

Karen Reck

Excellent tea and customer service.

Kris Henderson

I am enjoying my first cup of brewed Sage Lavender White tea. What a lovely blend of white tea and botanicals. And a 2-ounce package of tea is a LOT more than it sounds. I'll be able to make at least 20 cups of tea. Good quality, fresh, nice packaging. Super maker/seller! Thanks much. ♥

Shirley @ Wild Gatherings