The Classic Brews of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

In a world where the hierarchy of taste is usually determined by what’s brand new – nothing provides more satisfaction than classic flavors delivered with a distinct twist.

Double Chocolate Ice Blended @ The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
Double Chocolate Ice Blended

This is why, nearly 50 years since its inception, the distinct blends, down-home flavors and cozy ambiance continue to remain the main draws for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, who has gone on to indulge the palate of millions across the globe.

As the oldest and largest privately held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s commitment to quality is evident with every sip of their finely brewed coffee and tea mixes. Continue reading The Classic Brews of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

Delicious Halo Halo with a twist @ Read Bean Halowich Boracay

It’s my second day in Boracay and as you know, I’m not here to party nor to sunbathe but to embarque on a gastronomic adventure in this island paradise. I felt bloated after a huge continental breakfast in Gasthof, it was sunny and since i need to increase my intake of fibrous food, I headed to Halowich for a fruit dessert overload. Halowich opened only last December of 2007 in Boracay’s D’Mall and I first saw this Halo Halo Bar last January 2008 but never made the time to check it out that’s why I made sure to include it in my food tour itinerary this time around.

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Green Tea Ice Php140.00

What makes this Halo Halo Snack Bar interesting? Well! aside from cold refreshments, they offer a unique menue of snacks like the flying saucer shaped pie filled with beef and vegetables of your choice and of course the must try Halo Halo sandwich where the word “Halowich” is derived from. Continue reading Delicious Halo Halo with a twist @ Read Bean Halowich Boracay

Molten Chocolate Cake and Toffee Nut Latte @ Starbucks

It’s Yuletide Season again and aside from the Starbucks planner craze, Its the time of the year where my favorite Starbucks holiday drinks are back. Guess What it is? It’s Toffee Nut Latte! The Toffee Nut Latte makes my daily visit to Starbucks much much more enjoyable, I dunno but I really like the combination of Latte and Toffee Nut Syrup.

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Molten Chocolate Cake + Toffee Nut Latte = Heaven

Starbucks Toffee Nut Latte is a rich, buttery and nutty coffee beverage with a distictive taste. This season’s most favorite hot latte beverage is topped with whipped cream and delightful toffee nut sprinkles for a handcrafted touch. Continue reading Molten Chocolate Cake and Toffee Nut Latte @ Starbucks

Experience Wine and Raclette Buffet at Astralis in PowerPlant Mall Rockwell

I was invited a couple of days ago to try out one of Manila’s newest place for Wine and Cheese lovers. The restaurant was just newly opened that’s why they invited few food bloggers for wine tasting and to try out their Raclette Buffet.

Wine and Raclette Buffet
Chef preparing Raclette for us

The restaurant’s décor was simple and the different sets of chairs is somehow surprising; the waiters were all friendly and attentive not to mention the Chef who prepared the Raclette for us.

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Wide Selection of Wines @ Astralis

Wine is such a wonderful luxury and probably one of the worlds most favorite beverage. From the same names behind Diamond Hotel, this new epicurean landmark in the chic Rockwell area offers wine connoisseurs a venue to satiate their taste for this classy intoxication. Continue reading Experience Wine and Raclette Buffet at Astralis in PowerPlant Mall Rockwell

Whats best with Coffee goes best with the Tea Latte at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

I’ve been a coffeeholic since i was little and a day will not be complete without a slurp of coffee. I have been consuming too much coffee in my opinion, specially while at work.

African Sunrise Latte
African Sunrise Tea

Two months ago, I was invited to attend the soft launch of African Sunrise from The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s famed tea line. Much has been written and said about the amazing health benefits of tea but I’ve pretty much ignored it since the taste of tea isn’t really appealing for me.

Toblerone Cheesecake - The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
Toblerone Cheesecake

After tasting the African Sunrise Latte, I realized that it wasn’t so bad after all and tea became an addition to the list of my favorite beverages. African Sunrise comes in three variants – hot, iced and latte. I have tried all three variants and I personally love the African Sunrise Latte from the first sip. Continue reading Whats best with Coffee goes best with the Tea Latte at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf