Monday, April 15, 2013

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf - A whole New Experience !

Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee bean and Tea Leaf is the oldest and the largest privately held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States.
While I was invited to review CBTL as it is called in short, the most interesting part was the decor which impressed me. It has a lovey and chic outdoor seating arrangement.


CBTL has a wide range of hot, cold coffees, ice blended drinks, coffee free drinks, fruit teas, iced coffee and espressos and many many more.....

Genmaicha Green tea 
Lemon Chamomile

Known for sourcing and providing the finest ingredients and flavours, through a relationship, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has built a relationship with best private tea estates and coffee farms, selecting only the world’s top 1% Arabica beans and hand-plucked, whole leaf teas. Following the philosophy of “carefully nurtured from seed to cup”, the beverages available through the cafĂ© are high quality and developed to derive the best flavour profiles from the ingredients.

These are some of their flavours in Tea!

Swedish Berries for flavoured ice tea

These are the spices used in the Masala Chai!

This year, the iconic brand celebrates 50 years of heritage and passion of delighting its patrons worldwide.
To add to the celebrations, a new food menu with variety of gourmet and healthy eating options has also been introduced. From all day breakfast, gourmet bites, fresh bakes, main course to desserts, the new Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® menu is a foodie’s delight offering novel options like Chilly Cheese Baguette, Pizza Curl, Banofee Cake, Silky Chocolate Mousse to name a few.
Granola Bars 

I loved these Grilled Paneer Sandwiches !

3 cheese pizza!

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has also unveiled a new logo on the occasion, which bears the words: “passion for coffee and tea”. The logo reiterates the landmark in the brand’s history, paying tribute to its patrons and thanking consumers for their continuous support over the years. In addition, baristas at all outlets will reaffirm to produce the best tea and coffee beverages across the globe.

My overall experience was really very good and I highly recommend this place which is not at all heavy on your pocket! Its a perfect hangout for a relaxed weekend brunch !

About Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf:

Founded in 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the oldest and largest privately-
held chain of specialty coffee and tea stores in the United States. With a reputation
for excellence, the company is a leader in product innovations, having developed
the original Ice Blended® beverage. Providing the highest quality coffees and
teas for 50 years, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® currently has more than 1000
stores. These stores blanket the world in markets such as Germany, California,
Arizona, Nevada, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines,
Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Mongolia, UAE, Israel, Lebanon, Bahrain,
Kuwait, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kurdistan, Turkey and continue
to expand both domestically and internationally. For additional information, visit

National, March 2013: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® (CBTL), founded in 1963 by
Herbert B. Hyman in Los Angeles, has been a pioneer in bringing gourmet coffees
and teas to the global connoisseur. Over the years, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has
established itself as the oldest and most trusted brand, preferred by coffee & tea
lovers across the world.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee
and tea retailer in the United States with more than 1000 stores across 25 countries.
This year, the iconic brand celebrates 50 years of heritage and passion of delighting
its patrons worldwide. Plans are afoot to reward consumers for their loyalty that has
played an enormous role in achieving this milestone. From 50 th anniversary exclusive
merchandise to special anniversary offers, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® will gratify loyal
patrons across the globe for their continued love and support over the years.
Operational in India since 2008, the brand also completes 5 successful years in India,
where again it has played the pioneer’s role in introducing the finest coffees & teas
from around the world to Indian coffee & tea lovers.

DISCLAIMER: This is not a paid review. The opinions and thoughts mentioned in the post are purely mine and done by tasting.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

And the winner is ....

Firstly, thanks to all the participants for their lovely wishes and comments. I was away from my blog as my kids had exams... Hoping to post something this week :)

My Kids have selected 2 winners randomly ! They are Preety and Sharanya. Congratulations to you !

My Hearty Thanks to all of you and Cuponation for making the event a success!

Advance Ugadi wishes to all !