Chic Tea Lounge

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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!

The brainchild of Certified Tea Master™ and Couture Tea Blender™, Renee Sebastian, the company aims to promote inner wellness for the modern individual, and to bring a greater awareness and a more refined appreciation of tea to the Filipino people and the world.

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?

Chicness overload

da•u•de’s signature B&W paper straws

Shall we go in?

Welcome to tea heaven!

Our favorite nook

Fab interior patters

Tea lovers

Tea time = bonding time with Aryanna

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*

The truth is, we had more fun having Tom around. He’s got a good palatte for flavors and a great sense of humor!

Fresh flavors:

Refreshing iced tea


Vegetable Carpaccio

Tea-marinated fresh and roasted Vegetable, Melba Toasts

Tuna & Grilled Fruits

Tea Crusted Tuna Tataki, Grilled Fruits of the season, Salad Greens

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.

Spiced Tea Broth, Rice Noodles, Herbs, Roast Pork

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!!!

Crispy Sisig, Tea and Sriracha, Vegetable Slaw, Banh Mi Bun

Prepare to get down and dirty with this one

Me like Bahn Mi!

Crab Cake Baguette

Dragonwell Tea Crab Cakes, Side Salad, Tea Dressing


Mushroom & Mascarpone

Wild Mushrooms, Lemon Mascarpone Crea, Casarrecce

Tea time

da•u•de products
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
•food pairing

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.

I got a pack of the da•u•de’s 2nd flush green tea to take hom. I’ll be drinking this daily!

Tom wanted a stronger tea so Renée recommended the tea with coffee beans

“Caffeine Punch”

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!

Afternoon Tea:

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

Our favorites: Madelines and the Beef Rendang Tartines (green crepe wraps)

There’s always room for dessert

I’m coming back for this coconut macaron!

As you can see in this photo, the Eppersons are satisfied customers.

CockTEAl hour:

Presenting, da•u•de’s spiked, grown-up teas… Now we’re talking!

From left: Margaritea Lemongrass – tequila, sour mix, orange liqeur fresh guava, lime; Manila Mojitea – Signature Mangga Rhum, Cucumber, Mint, Sour Mix

Almond Lychee Martini Boquet Blanc Vodka, Orange Liquer, Fresh Lemon Juice, Lychee Puree, Almond Jelly

Add to cart:

da•u•de signature teas

Teas to go

Chic and eco-friendly tea paper cups

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. blends are not intended for medicinal purposes and may not be used to treat diseases.

Manila headquarters
1A patricia building 1050 e.d.s.a. makati, 1232
+63 (0) 2 854-4187

Flagship store
g/f net lima building 4th ave & 26th st bonifacio global city taguig, 1634

San Francisco Bay & New York
(510) 47 – DAUDE

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