About Us

senTEAments…sending love in a mug!

Smith & Ross Designs brew up a brand new concept in card giving!


Founded by Sacha and Michael Ross, this passionate team are intent on challenging the impersonal trend for quick texts or transient online greetings with a unique approach to physical card-giving that is steeped in kindness and cheer.

Smith & Ross have brewed up an innovative concept in greeting cards which puts real warmth and care back into physical card-giving.

SENTEAMENTS © are unique greetings cards designed to express caring sentiments, supportive thoughts and create a sense of physical connection through the power of a good cup of tea. If the sender has a friend whose day needs brightening or a loved one far away, these cards are a perfect way of letting the recipient know that they are cared for, remembered and celebrated. Furthermore, in the simple ritual of receiving, making and sipping a good cup of tea those well-wishes are supplemented in REALI-TEA!

Since the beginning of development our design goals have been clear. Our dedicated aim was to create a unique, premium greeting card design which would let the recipient know that someone really cared. Sacha was brought up in Northern Ireland and there, as in the rest of the UK, everyone knew that no matter what the problem was, tea would always make it better! We decided that tea would make our cards better than the competition! Our idea was to include a super-premium tea bag in each card so that the recipient could enjoy a great cup of tea and feel better, uplifted, fortified, rejuvenated! We wanted to create something different that people would instantly warm to – a card containing tea that would be a pleasure to receive with a ‘mini-experience‘ to underline the message.

Smith & Ross Designs believe that the practice of gift and card giving should not be at a cost to the environment. Our card ranges are printed onto premium quality 350gsm silk card stock using an alcohol free printing method. They are supplied with a matching envelope and wrapped in a cellophane wrapper. All Smith & Ross card stock is FSC certified and our envelopes are made from 100% recycled paper.

Each of the cards in the SENTEAMENTS © range are packaged with a super-premium ‘Everyday Brew’ teabag included.

All the folks I sent them to loved them! I got lots of phone calls to sip tea at the designated time. How fun!!