Chic Tea Lounge August 27, 2012
As some of you may know, Tea Time is a special moment for my daughter and me. We bond over tea and reconnect. We’ve pretty much gone to a lot of tea houses and hotels that serve high teas all over the metro so we were delighted that we found da•u•de, the newest tea lounge at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Known for its custom teas, da•u•de (pronounced da you deh) has been in the business of making traditional wellness products with a chic, contemporary flavour since 2009.
da•u•de means the design markings on traditional garb of Ifugaos for tribe identification.
Say hello to da•u•de owner, Certified Tea Master™ and Couture Tea Blender™, Renee Sebastian!
Meet Renée Sebastian
She is probably the person most qualified to tell you how to steep, store, and serve tea as well as pair it with food on these islands. She is a Certified Tea Master™ in good standing with the American Tea Masters Association (so far, the only Filipino to have earned this honor) and maintains relationships with tea estates, masters and award-winning blenders worldwide.
She has apprenticed under other tea masters and champion tea blenders in China and North America. She continues to supplement her education with field training and educates Filipinos about tea culture through corporate wellness seminars as well as providing training to full time students at culinary colleges. Every year, she travels the world imbibing native cultures and exploring vast lands for rare tea ingredients.
Welcome to the Chicest Tea Lounge in the Metro
How lovely is this joint?
Shall we go in?
Welcome to tea heaven!
Our favorite nook
Fab interior patters
Me: “What should we order?”
Aryanna: “What should we not order? Everything sounds yummy!”
May sumingit! Haha! We let Tom join us since he was feeling left out with our bonding sessions. Hehe!
Tom: “I’m going with you guys.”
Me and Aryanna: “Why?
Tom: “I like tea too, you know.”
Me and Aryanna: *rolls eyeballs*
Refreshing iced tea
Tuna & Grilled Fruits
Love this light and refreshing salad!
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Roast Pork Pho
The best pho we’ve had! I tell you, it’s all in the broth.
A shot of sriracha
Crisp Pork Bahn Mi
This is one of da•u•de’s most popular dish. I know now why… So yummy!!!
Prepare to get down and dirty with this one
Me like Bahn Mi!
Crab Cake Baguette
Mushroom & Mascarpone
organic orthodox: teas and custom tea blends in loose leaf or tea bag format to create and enhance the tea drinking experience
•tea sourcing and supply
•tea consultation custom blending
Tea bag packing
•access to all types of tea including rare and unique teas
•objective evaluation of tea products and viability
•create unique blends for your needs
•recommend the right tea to serve with food
•the only registered company in the Philippines that can pack teas in biodegradable pyramid teabags locally; all materials from Japan;
•can bag approximately 12,000 tea bags in hour
Renée recommended that I should try the 2nd flush green tea or “Fatima Sola”. It’s a champion tea and is anti-cancer. All proceeds of this tea goes to Renée’s cancer foundation.
Tom wanted a stronger tea so Renée recommended the tea with coffee beans
Aryanna is a purist so she opted for her favorite camomile tea. According to her, it’s best camomile tea she’s had.
As if we did not order enough food, we had the guts to try the High Tea sampler. Kami na ang P.G.! Haha!
3 tiered tray; madelines, crackers or scones, Skala Marmalade,Lemon Curd, Cottage
Cheese; Macaroon duo, Apfel Strudel, choice of tea brulee or tea and chocolate pudding, pot of tea, vegetable carpaccio, choice of two sandwiches or tartines
Good for 2
There’s always room for dessert
As you can see in this photo, the Eppersons are satisfied customers.
Presenting, da•u•de’s spiked, grown-up teas… Now we’re talking!
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Teas to go
Shoppingero/shoppingera, visit da•u•de now!
Remember: Although teas are traditionally known as a natural remedy to wellness, excessive consumption may cause harm to the drinker. Always consult your healthcare professional if you have concerns regarding your tea drinking habits.
da.u.de blends are not intended for medicinal purposes and may not be used to treat diseases.
1A patricia building 1050 e.d.s.a. makati, 1232
+63 (0) 2 854-4187
g/f net lima building 4th ave & 26th st bonifacio global city taguig, 1634
San Francisco Bay & New York
(510) 47 – DAUDE