Update 12/9/14: da.u.de BGC is now closed and moved to SM Aura Food Hall.
da.u.de, pronounced as da – you – deh, is the first tea lounge in Manila by Renée Sebastian, the 1st Certified Tea Master™ in the Philippines. The tea lounge gets its name from the frontal cloth of the bahag worn by tribes in the Cordilleras, usually adorned with a tribal mark.
It all started in New York City where Renée was selling in New York’s Upper West Side Sunday Market for 8 years. She decided to go back to Manila and set up shop in Salcedo Market and Mercato Centrale @ BGC as test markets.
Finally, she opened her dream tea lounge and partnered with the talented Chef Ramon Antonio to offer yummy, tea-infused food. 🙂
We tried da.u.de and here’s our experience…
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