I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf the past few years, but there has always been one thing that keeps me coming back: their ice blended drinks. I’ve always considered the CBTL Ice Blended drink the perfect blend of sweetness, creaminess, and variety of flavors. I don’t know, maybe I’m biased.
So one afternoon last month, when I used a Belle de Jour coupon to get a freebie with a drink, the nice staff from CBTL Galleria handed me an invitation to their Open House the next day at any CBTL branch. They would be launching new Ice Blended flavors: Banana Caramel and Banana Mocha. Me being the loyal customer I am, I tried the Banana Caramel.
It was lovely. I consider banana one of my favorite fruits, and the blend of banana, cream, and caramel was a flavor and texture explosion in my mouth. I did find it a bit too sweet, but then again you’re not supposed to have ice blended drinks everyday now, right?
This month brought even better news for my taste buds. When I first started drinking CBTL Ice Blended drinks, I had a favorite variant: Berrie’d Treasure. They pulled this flavor three years ago, and I’d lost all hope they’d ever bring it back. BUT THEY DID!!!
It’s a good thing for my waistline I haven’t gotten near a Coffee Bean in a few weeks. But writing this post just reminded me of what I’ve been missing, and now I feel a craving. Hmm…
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