Class In A Cup

Class in a cup

Nothing embodies refinement better than a good cup of tea.

The drinking process itself calls for much discipline; delicate hands are required in the handling of China, patience is called for in achieving the right blend, and courtesy, above all else, is the center piece of every table enclosed in the wafting steam of the sophistication—from that of the royals to that of the bourgeois.

More than just a beverage, tea has become a social art form. And like every art form, it has led to a change in perspective. As the years have shown, the steeping of the cup is pivotal to the steeping of society.

In Europe, the brewing of tea was responsible for the creation of tea time—an additional meal in the day often placed around noon. Involving the drink as well as delicate pastries, it also brewed social norms, unspoken rules then streamlined to be known as tea etiquette.

In Asia, tea took on a more spiritual role. Buddhism has used the drink to commune with one’s self. And the discoveries of soul searching add yet another component to the social sharing that tea itself facilitates. Meanwhile, Japan, a country known for showing respect through intricate gestures, has also turned to tea in honoring their guests.

In the Arab community, tea is served to visitors as a symbol of hospitality. A man’s affair, it is often prepared by the head of the household.

Known for being a symbol of refinement, modern society has shown that tea is neither the center, nor the surplus of social endeavors. A quiet affair, it streams with relevance beyond fads and fly-by-night whims pouring from one cup to the next. Meanwhile, the norms of serious tea drinking have trickled down to its other counterparts—from coffee to beer, from the mug to the bottle, from the elitist to the populist.

For adding flavor to society and changing perspective, tea, like refinement and class, remains in style.

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Free Parking Promo

FREE Parking Promo @Mezza Residences Carpark

Mechanics:

1. For a minimum single transaction worth P250 on food and beverage from Thousand Teas Mezza, customers get one (1) parking coupon which will entitle them to one (1) hour free parking at Mezza Residences Pay Parking area.

2. Free parking coupon is valid only on the day of purchase. Only one (1) coupon may be used per exit.

3. Free parking coupon should be presented together with parking ticket upon exit. Any amount charged to the customer in excess of the free one (1) hour shall be shouldered by the customer. *Parking fee: P25 per hour.

4.Promo period is from May 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011.

5.This promo may not be used in conjunction other promotions.

6.This promo may be availed with Senior Citizen discount provided that the total amount of transaction is P250, net of discount.

7.All employees of Thousand Teas and SM Development Corp. (Mezza Carpark), its affiliates and their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity and affinity are disqualified from joining this promotion.

Per DTI-NCR Permit No. A3-0264

Series of 2011

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