Dedicated ‘tea bar’ for brew-lovers soon to open in Sheffield
A Sidney Street factory will be given a new lease of life this November as an open-till-late tea-themed bar and kitchen with tea cocktails, tea lattes and tea infused gins!
Nether Edge-based tea purveyors and artisan blenders Birdhouse Tea Company are behind the venture to transform the disused factory into a bar, restaurant, shop and kitchen with courtyard, all dedicated to the humble brew! They’ll be offering over 50 unique tea creations, with names inspired by Sheffield. So you’ll be able to sip on “Botanical Gardens”, “The Full Monty” and “Peace Gardens” teas from 8am-10pm.
Setting itself a cut above a traditional tea-room, Birdhouse Tea Bar & Kitchen will have four separate tea zones.
Zone 1 will be a retail space with trained experts on hand to find your perfect tea as well as running tasting sessions. Zone 2 is set to be the takeaway tea and coffee bar where you can grab hand pulled coffee from Sheffield roasters Foundry, sandwiches and patisseries as well as, of course, a massive variety of tea options, from loose leaf to tea lattes, ice tea and cold brew.
Zone 3 will serve food (think Buddah bowls seasonal salads, sharing platters, cakes & specialist afternoon teas with a birdhouse twist). Showcasing their passion for using tea as an ingredient, it will feature in cocktails, infused house gins and food too. Finally, zone 4 will be a classroom for tea tastings, sessions and events hosted by Rebecca of Birdhouse Tea Co, a Certified Tea Champion by the UK TEA ACADEMY and 10 years experience in tea.
Established 2013 the business is run by mother-daughter duo Julie and Rebecca, plus family member Phil.
They say: “After working quietly on this project for the last 12 months, we’re now ready to shout it from the rooftops. We’ve worked hard over the last 4 years to build a national reputation for pioneering great quality tea and helping other establishments to bring their tea offering to life. We’re creating something different from anyone else in the city and will continue to work closely with other businesses, old and new, who would like to provide their customers with great, hand blended tea.
We owe our success to our loyal customers and will continue to provide innovation and the high standards as always.”