Sheffield tea firm's Batch Boys are throwing a special tea party to fund their new book

Sheffield firm Batch Tea’s mad hatters Marc and Owen are hosting a tea party – and you’re invited.

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 8:31 pm

The duo are working with Sheffield cookery book specialists Meze Publishing to create a book designed especially for people who love tea as much as they do. You can join them on May 21, International Tea Day, for details of the crowdfunding tea party to help support the book’s release.

Marc and Owen, known as the Batch Boys are not only passionate about tea, but love to experiment with it too. Their book features a vast selection of teas being used in a wide variety of recipes.

Whether it’s baked goods, cocktails or even soaps, they believe there is always room to transform them into an interesting tea-infused creation.

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The Batch Boys, Marc and Owen, are launching a crowdfunding event on May 21, International Tea Day

They say: “Through an incredible collaborative effort with independent companies across the UK including breweries, restaurants, and candle companies, a compilation of ingenious recipes and projects to try at home are being created that we just know you’re going to fall in love with.

“Through this book you will discover an array of new ways to use tea. It doesn’t matter if you’re a baker, home cook, crafter or budding mixologist, you won't be left disappointed.”

The May 21 event offers supporters of the project who donate to the crowdfunding appeal a special three-course fine tea-dining menu event including tea-infused cocktails, incorporating recipes from the book, among other rewards to donors.

Supporters can also pre-order a signed copy to be delivered along with Batch Tea tea samples, gin and other goodies such as totes, T-shirts and hoodies, in return for a donation. The firm is a Sheffield-based ethically-sourced tea company.

Marc and Owen say that their book aims to take tea way beyond the confines of a pot or mug, adding: “It doesn’t matter where you like to buy your tea (although it’s good to make sure it’s a sustainable and ethical source), it’s about what you do with it!”

In the meantime, you can follow the Batch Boys on Instagram and Facebook: @batchteaco