Our purpose is to introduce to the world the versatility and natural benefits of tea so that we can live a more fun and healthier life!
Our mission is to change people’s perception of tea as being boring and just for the older generation, by making it accessible and enjoyable for anyone of any age. We want to educate our tribe of its benefits and share with them the fun and delicious ways to experience this drink!
HOW IT ALL STARTED
Tempo was born when I (May Gem) decided that the investment banking sector wasn’t for me as I wasn’t getting much fulfilment from staring at not just one but two computer screens. I knew there was more to life than being cooped up in an office where I’d be destined to spend a massive chunk of my waking hours. The thought of this being my life for the next 40 years or so scared me and I knew I had to do something about it.
I spoke to my family and my brother Liam was also interested in supporting me start a business. I began with the idea of frozen yogurt and quickly realised that being in Scotland this wouldn’t be the best product - TOO COLD here! I was in London and spotted someone carrying this drink that I could only get when in Malaysia visiting my family which I later discovered was called Bubble Tea. This became the starting point for Tempo, we were going to launch the first Bubble Tea store in Scotland. Since 2013, we have grown our product range so much that I wouldn’t define ourselves as simply a Bubble Tea store but more a diverse drinks bar that whatever your Tempo is, we will help you find the perfect drink.
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