Premium tea brand Da.U.De has open its first storefront in a Manila shopping center that alludes to the founder's unique tea story. For context, Renée Sebastian launched Da.U.De, which offers custom fine tea blends at affordable prices, after becoming one of the first Filipino certified tea masters.
In order to bring the vision of the brand's first storefront Sweetea's to life, the brand and Sebastian tapped architect Iris Cantante, who helped realized the vision for a relaxing and welcoming premium tea cafe. The design of the cafe itself is inspired by the Mountain Province of the Philippines, where Sebastian hopes to someday grow her product. Notably, Sweetea's features a modular shelving, counter and seating system that is easily adapted for various uses.