The ones who sit in candlelight, surrounded by piles of antique books...

The ones who daydream of a bygone time, of  alchemists and enchanters...

The ones who are enthralled by the mysterious...the magickal...the dark...

This tea is for you.

My name is Amanda. I founded Smoke & Velvet in December 2019 after dreaming of running a tea business with a dark aesthetic for a long, long time. I began my tea tale back in 2013, selling my tea blends in little glass jars and handwritten tags to friends and acquaintances across the world, which I'd blend from my tiny stone cottage in the British countryside. Life kind of 'got in the way' and it was only in 2019 that I felt ready and able to set up a fully fledged, 'proper' business. It was that winter Smoke & Velvet was born.

Smoke & Velvet is the tea that I wanted but couldn't find. Dark, luxurious, a little bit vampy...

Being heavily inspired by the darkly sumptuous scenes set out by Bram Stoker and Anne Rice, my tea is perfect for those who appreciate the beauty of the dark and also value high quality, delicious ingredients.

I am very proud to source all of my tea leaves and ingredients through member organisations of the Ethical Tea Partnership. Read more about this here.

When you buy from small businesses like mine, you're making a dream come true. I raise my teacup to you! x