Ambr by Cup was created by the team that brought you Cup Tea Rooms and Gin71. The development and success of Cup Tea Rooms across Glasgow and Edinburgh got us thinking about how we can develop our unique tea offering.
We are proud to say that Ambr teas are all hand blended in small batches. The benefits of our artisan process of making tea is that we do not use any machines in the process of blending the ingredients of our teas and therefore our tea leaves are not bruised. Our teas have been expertly blended by our master tea blender Alex Probyn. Alex has many years of experience of blending teas having worked for some of the largest tea companies in the world.
We discovered that very little is known about the true origins of tea. However, one legend has endured. It is believed that Shen Nung, the emperor of China more than 5000 years ago, was known as a skilled artist and scientist required everyone to boil all drinking water in order to improve sanitation across China. During a visit to a rural area of China, he stopped with his court to rest. While resting and enjoying his water, a gust of wind blew leaves from a nearby plant into the water, turning the liquid an amber colour. An inquisitive scientist, Shen Nung decided to experiment with the water and drank the infusion. He found the drink to be refreshing, and tea was born.