...I listened, I heard as if from down below in the valley the howling of many wolves. The Count's eyes gleamed, and he said "Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!" Seeing, I suppose, some expression in my face strange to him, he added, "Ah, sir, you dwellers in the city cannot enter into the feelings of the hunter...." ~ Dracula by Bram Stoker, 1897


Rich. Tantalising. Irresistible...Dracul is a dark delight that will satisfy your thirst. This tea has a dessert-like quality with delicious flavour and fragrance of cherry, most comparable to a cherry bakewell tart! High quality Ceylon tea serves as the base, with the creamy taste of almond nestled along ripe sweetened cranberries with natural cherry flavouring. 


Please note that whilst the first batch of Dracul contained real almond pieces, we have now changed the recipe and removed the almond pieces which were a visual only ingredient. It's the same tea full of natural flavouring but doesn't contain nuts as we are striving to make all of our teas allergen free. Your back label may say that the tea contains nuts but this text will have a black strike through it - thank you for allowing me to reduce paper waste! The next batch of labels will be produced with the correct information.


We think this tea works best with a dash of milk (we adore it with oat milk!) but can also be enjoyed rich and black. Add a drop of honey if you desire added sweetness. 


Options available

1. Small pouch - 50g (approx. 20 tsp) - Choose with or without 5 biodegradable self-fill teabags

2. Large pouch - 100g (approx. 40 tsp) - Choose with or without 10 biodegradable self-fill teabags


The two different pouch sizes are shown in the photos, as well as one of the self-fill tea bags.


Ingredients: Luxury Black tea, Sweetened cranberries,  Sunflower and Calendula petals, natural cherry flavours (fruit extract).


Vegan friendly!


Brewing instructions

*Add fresh, boiled water that is left to cool for 2 - 3 minutes (boiling water burns tea and stops it releasing its full flavour) to your teapot

* Measure out roughly 1 teaspoon of loose leaf tea for every one 230ml cup of water

* Infuse tea for 3 - 5 minutes to taste before pouring.


Nut Allergies

This tea no longer contains nuts. However,  please also be aware that the facilities we use to produce and package our teas are not 100% nut free. Therefore, there is always a risk of a nut cross-contamination, however much we try to mitigate against this. If you have a nut allergy we recommend that you do not drink our teas.


Packaging Your loose leaf tea will be sent to you in one of our beautiful food-grade pouches as pictured, which are resealable and able to stand upright on display on your kitchen counter.


Our Teabags

Our self-fill tea bags are 100% biodegradable and home compostable. They also boast zero plastic content, are unbleached, and feature a 100% natural cotton drawstring.


Got a question? Read our FAQ page here.

Dracul - Cherry & Almond Black Tea

  • We guarantee that our tea blends will leave us in peak condition and in the rare event that you are not satisfied that this is the case with your shipment then we will do our utmost to put things right. If your order is incorrect or has been damaged during transit then please send a photograph of the damaged goods to smokeandvelvet@outlook.com along with your order number and return your item within 30 days of delivery for which we will then provide a replacement or a refund.  Your tea labels may have minimal natural wear and tear during the manufacturing process. Smoke & Velvet will not issue refunds based on personal preference or non-quality related issues.