Hi! We’re Batch Tea Co and we’re a tea company (obviously).
We sell quality, sustainably sourced loose teas, many of which are sourced directly from the producers, and some of our own exciting blends.
However, we like to do tea a bit differently...
We’re passionate about tea. Not only do we love to drink it, we love to have fun with it too! We experiment with it, cook with it, bake with it, make soap, candles & more with it. And we even get drunk on it.
Our mission is to help people experience more that tea has to offer.
That's why we're writing a book!
In there, you’ll find new and exciting ways to use tea at home, from home-cooking to making gifts or dinner parties to wow your friends with.
Whether it’s baked goods, cocktails or even beer, there's always room to transform them into an interesting (and healthier!) tea-infused creation.
This book isn't about us. It's about bringing ideas together from independent companies across the UK, including breweries, restaurants, candle companies and many more, and we've compiled a selection of ingenious recipes and projects to try at home that we just know you’re going to fall in love with.
It’s the perfect gift for yourself, a tea lover, or anyone who loves getting stuck into new things.
Expect recipes from our own kitchen, local artisans and chefs that you can enjoy at home: savouries & sweets, cakes & breads, cocktails and even beer! Of course, there’ll also be some of your favourite tea blends, plenty of brewing tips & a surprise or two.
We want tea to be accessible to everyone, so expect these recipes to be too.
Here are just a few of the incredible indie businesses who are providing recipes & how to's you'll find in the book.
This isn't one of those recipes books where you have to go out & buy loads of equipment and ingredients to make any of the recipes, though!
Although we have some serious big-hitters and phenomenal talent providing recipes, everything in this book is designed to be accessible for any home-cook or crafter to make at home, with no specialist equipment or ingredients.
We dream big, but we’re still a small independent business and as such, sometimes we need help from the community with some of our bigger ideas.
We’ll be working with Meze Publishing, an award-winning independent cook book specialist based in Sheffield, to bring this book to life. There’s editing and photography to do, not to mention printing and getting the book into your local bookshop! Of course, all of these things cost money.
With your help, we’ll be able to make sure we have the best book possible, ready to hit the shelves later this year.
WHAT DO I GET FOR MY DONATION?
In return for your generosity, we’ve come up with a number of great packages and rewards as a little thank-you for helping us reach our goal.
These range from amazing days out with some of our artisan producers to tea courses and even our tea bar at your own event, with a hefty bar tab included.
We have all sorts of BATCH merch too, such as tees, pins, bags and hoodies, not to mention tea and of course the book itself.
All our donors will also have their names immortalised in print, as we’ll be thanking every contributor in the book.
Finally, if you wanna be an absolute legend, you can just stick us a bit of money to basically say good luck and here’s a little something to help you on your way.
Literally anything you guys can give us is crazy helpful and we will be forever grateful. You’re helping us achieve our dream and we can’t explain how much it’ll mean to both of us.
Marc & Owen
heck out some of the offerings from our friends below.
We love these guys SO much. We love them so much we had them do the beer at both of our weddings.
Masters of phenomenal, hoppy beers with vegan & gluten free beers abound. The beer tea they're producing will be a somewhere between a classic, heady wheat beer and hopped up IPA, featuring aromatic Batch Earl.
Bag a 6 pack of this awesome beer and a private brewery tour with tasting, cans & Abbeydale merch to take away with our £50 reward.
In the book, brewer Scott is providing a home-brew version of the recipe they're using for the commercial production, so you can experience your own Earl Grey Wheat Beer brewed at home!
Funky and very sought after neighbourhood restaurant in Hillsborough, Sheffield, run by the wonderful Anne & Matt, dishing up modern cuisine from across the globe using locally sourced ingredients and preparing everything in house.
They will be hosting an unbelievable evening 4-course dinner with tea cocktails from the book at just £40 per person.
Expect huge flavours from the BBQ & inventive fish, meat & vegetarian dishes.
We love this restaurant and you will too.
Oh yeah, and they've provided a knockout tea-based food recipe for the book for you to look forward to.
Cuckoostone Distillery & Craft Brewery
The most incredible artisan distillery, run by the 2 most dedicated, skilled crafts-folk you'll come across.
When we met Ade to discuss a special tea gin collaboration we were blown away by Ade's passion, commitment and dedication to quality, design & inspirational products.
We instantly bonded over our shared passion for quality, service, design & inspiration.
With everything created in-house, from foraging botanicals for on their farm in beautiful Barlow, Derbyshire, to every minute detail of design and packaging, the experience of Cuckoostone products is second to nothing we've ever come across.
Not only are we creating our super-premium "Black Phoenix" tea gin (pictured left), featuring our UK exclusive Dan Cong Black Tea, but Ade & Becky have kindly offered a distillery tour and gin tasting session as a reward.
We're offering 2 rewards containing this gin! There's the gin, straight up, and the "Gin School & Tour", as well as the amazing Gift-Hamper.
And also the "Batch Hamper" featuring the book, gin, Abbeydale beer and a chunk of Batch merch as reward options, so if you like what you see, head over to the rewards now!
Black Phoenix Gin will be available in a 500ml cubic glass bottle complete with Phoenix Black Tea sample pack.
They're just starting up their craft brewery as we speak, so keep a close eye out for that. We know that they'll be some of the best beers you'll find anywhere.
We would highly recommend snapping up this reward! You might have guessed we're big fans of their work!
Printed By us
Printed By us are a Sheffield based social enterprise who run screen printing workshops to teach homeless and vulnerable people how to print and move forward towards employability.
Paying a living wage and using only the most ethically & sustainably sourced products, inks & materials, they area truly magnificent organisation that we are super proud to work with.
Their 100% organic cotton hoodies & tees are just beautiful, and that's what we'll be using.
These guys make a real difference to peoples' lives and that's why we use them for all our printed merchandise.
So, whilst they're not going to be offering up a recipe in the book itself, the tee-shirts, hoodies and tote bags in our rewards are all printed to order by Printed By us, meaning that a good portion of your donation goes not just towards the book, but to support homeless and vulnerable people in Sheffield too.
Hoodie Colours Available
These colours will be available. We will be in touch with all Hoodie Rewarders once the fundraiser is complete to arrange your colour choice and size, so don't worry about choosing one right away! Just know we have you covered! :)
Time for Tea Bone China Mug
These are just some of the rewards on offer but be sure to check out the full list!
As well as those above, there are also loads of great chefs, bakers, cocktails makers, soap and even candle companies chipping in with their favourite tea based recipes.
Here are just a few of them but there'll be a whole host more!
Bake With Jack
Jack is Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch Bread Expert who is a professional Chef turned bread maker, demonstrator, and educator. He offers a "no-nonsense" approach to making unbelievable breads so you can learn at home.
Jack will show you, in his easy going fun style how to make an exceptional bread using tea! Yes, you should be excited!
High Mood Food
A new healthy food brand and deli in London, with a unique focus on gut health, founded by Ursel Barnes.
Their food is nutritious, vegcentric and inclusive, and champions packed with the beneficial live bacteria of fermented foods. And it tastes amazing!
Expect a spellbinding kombucha recipe in the book!
Luke French / JÖRO
Luke is firmly cemented as one of Sheffield's best chefs and JÖRO one of the best restaurants (if not THE best) in Sheffield.
The restaurant is made entirely from upcycled shipping containers on the ground floor of Krynkl in Kelham Island, Sheffield. A steel building in the heart of the once fully industrial quarter of the steel city!
Luke's illustrious career includes spells at The Fat Duck, Midsummer House and Alimentum and his current portfolio includes Jöro and Konjö in Sheffield, and recently opened Nama - a Tokyo izakaya-inspired dining and drinking concept in Liverpool.
These are just a few of the many incredible people and independent businesses providing recipes for you to make at home. We hope you're as excited as we are!
Thank you so much.
Marc & Owen