Tea break at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Crosswinds Tagaytay

One morning during our family’s sojourn in Tagaytay, I braved the bracingly cold breezes and the light drizzle and went for a walk from the cottage where we were staying upwards along the Calamba-Tagaytay Road.

CBTL Crosswinds, Tagaytay

After years of living a sedentary lifestyle, I am now trying to ease my system towards being more active. I found walking to be a low-impact way to get the blood pumpin’ and, hopefully, get the calories burnin’. Plus, I get the chance to leisurely see the Tagaytay sights.

CBTL Crosswinds, Tagaytay

CBTL Crosswinds, Tagaytay

Two kilometers into my walk, I espied the windmill at the entrance of Crosswinds Resort which happen to have right below it a branch of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

CBTL Crosswinds, Tagaytay

Feeling that I’ve earned the respite, I decided to stop over and have a cup of tea. I was welcomed by the cafe’s relaxing vibe, just starting to fill up with people getting their breakfast. I decided on a hot whole leaf tea drink for my break from walking: something that will warm my system against the cold winds of Tagaytay while light enough not to negate the calories burned from my exercise.

CBTL Crosswinds, Tagaytay

CBTL Crosswinds, Tagaytay

CBTL Crosswinds, Tagaytay

CBTL Crosswinds, Tagaytay

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf prides itself on its drive to provides its patrons refreshing drinks made from their collection of unique, hand-plucked and premium whole-leaf tea harvested from the most exclusive tea-growing estates in the world.

Its whole leaf tea drink offerings come in unique pyramid-shaped single-serve tea bags which allow their contents comprised of tea leaves and buds to fully expand and infuse flavor upon steeping in hot water. This allows drinkers to experience the same aroma and richness of tea normally achieved through brewing tea leaves in a teapot or using a tea infuser.

CBTL Crosswinds, Tagaytay

CBTL Crosswinds, Tagaytay

I chose the Lemon Chamomile Tea (Php120) sweetened with a Honey Stick (Php15). Like other Herbal and Fruit Infusion teas, it was steeped in boiled filtered water for seven minutes, during which its fresh, crisp and lemony aroma wafted to my nostrils. Its bright and citrus-y taste is light and soothing, setting me up on a mellow yet happy mood for my walk back to the cottage.

CBTL Crosswinds, Tagaytay

CBTL Crosswinds, Tagaytay

This Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf branch is located at Crosswinds, Calamba Road, Tagaytay City, open Sundays to Thursdays from 8.30am to 7pm and Fridays to Saturdays from 8.30am to 8pm.

Other branches in Tagaytay are located at:

  • Al-Fresco Area, Lower Ground Floor, Fora Tagaytay, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City, open daily from 10am to 8pm.
  • Second Floor, Ayala Malls Serin, Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road, Tagaytay City, open daily from 8.30pm to 9pm.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Check out my blog posts on some of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf branches in Metro Manila:

Author: Gel Jose

Manic Pixie Dream Girl Wannabe, Imagineer, Foodie, TV Addict and Lifelong Learner

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