Work and Hot Chocolate at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Venice Piazza, Taguig

While passing the time before a foodie meetup at Datang in the Venice Piazza, I decided to do some work and catch up on my emails.

CBTL, Venice Piazza

Fortunately, there’s a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf branch near the parking area that seemed like a nice and quiet place to while away some hours while immersed in some work.

My treat to myself while poring over my workload? (Because every source of motivation counts and chocolate is always good for motivation.)

CBTL, Venice Piazza

A nice cup of frothy Hot Double Chocolate with Marshmallows. Made with CBTL’s proprietary Special Dutch chocolate powder, combined with carefully steamed non-fat milk and topped with a thick layer of foam, it is a perfectly rich and decadent pick-me-up concoction.

CBTL, Venice Piazza

I wish I could stay longer and leisurely enjoy my drink.

CBTL, Venice Piazza

But, alas, duty called.

Until, next time then, my chocolate treat!

CBTL, Venice Piazza

This CBTL branch is located at the Ground Floor, Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill, Taguig.

Other branches in Taguig may be found at:

  • B8 Bonifacio High Street, BGC
  • 32nd Street corner 11th Avenue, Park Triangle, BGC
  • Third Floor, BHS Central Square, BGC
  • Third Floor, Uptown Place Mall, BGC
  • Every Nation Building, 32nd Avenue corner University Parkway, BGC
  • Ground Floor, BGC Stopover Pavilion, BGC
  • Burgos Circle, BGC
  • Fifth Floor, SM Aura Premier, BGC
  • Shell Logcom, CP Garcia Avenue, Greater Taguig
  • Ground Floor, Vista Mall, Greater Taguig

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf launches summer flavors with its coconut ice-blended drinks

Feeling the summer heat yet?

As the temperatures rise, so does the need for refreshing icy drinks to cool down the body and soothe the spirit.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf recently launched a series of drinks for local denizens like you to have a taste of #SummerInYourHands.

These three ice-blended drinks feature that staple flavor of summer: the coconut.

This tropical fruit has long been associated with cool drinks enjoyed at the seaside or while relaxing in the shade, a tasty escape for the body and tastebuds amidst the scorching heat of the sun. It is also known for its resilience, with fruits traversing oceans, setting roots and growing in new shores where their land.

Thanks to GiftAway e-gift coupons from CBTL, facilitated and shared by Marj Liwag of LittleMsPrinter.com, my officemates and I were able to sample the three new seasonal coconut-based drinks at a nearby CBTL outlet. These include:

White Chocolate Coconut Dream. This is the most subtly flavored of the three drinks, with the coconut and the white chocolate flavors blending together well. Among the three drinks, this is actually my favorite.

CBTL Coconut Series

Dark Chocolate Coconut. More strongly flavored than its white chocolate counterpart, this drink has the coconut flavor taking a backseat to the richer and more complex dark chocolate.

CBTL Coconut Series

Matcha Coconut Ice Blended. Who would have thought that matcha, essentially powdered green tea leaves, and coconut would go so well together? In this drink, the matcha serves as an earthy frame for the light coconut flavor.

CBTL Coconut Series

My coworkers and I ordered the drinks to-go: these served as our lunchtime reward, refreshments that fueled us with energy and positivity for the rest of the work day.

CBTL Coconut Series

CBTL Coconut Series

These ice-blended coconut drinks are available At Php185 (regular) or Php285 (large) at all CBTL branches in the metro, ready to quench the thirsts and soothe the souls of us office workers this summer.

Check them out and tell me what you think!

Trivia: Did you know that The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf invented ice-blended drinks over twenty years ago?

In the summer of 1987, an employee brought a blender to one of the original Southern California stores and started whizzing together ice, coffee extract and chocolate powder. This started the blended coffee craze which continues until today. Imagine what our summers will be without these refreshing icy drinks!

Check out my other posts on The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf:

A Matcha Treat at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Tomas Morato

The last among The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s limited-edition matcha line that I tried is the Matcha Affogato.

CBTL, SM East Ortigas

On one of my lunchbreaks, I headed on to the CBTL branch in nearby M Place along Mother Ignacia Avenue to try it out.  This branch offers coffee and tea addicts like me a place where they can relax and just hang out while getting our caffeine fix.  Its open concept layout and floor-to-ceiling glass windows give the place a bright and airy feel that provides an interesting contrast to the vibe provided by dark wood furniture and  colorful accents.

CBTL, Mother Ignacia

CBTL, Mother Ignacia

Did you know that CBTL invented Ice Blended drinks over 20 years ago?  In 1987, an employee brought a blender to the Westwood, LA store and mixed together ice, coffee extract and chocolate powder.  This paved the way for countless coffee lovers to enjoy their favorite drink cold.

This new addition to CBTL’s Ice Blended drinks, the Matcha Affogato (price starts at Php185), basically brings a caffeine, dessert and matcha fix in one delicious concoction. With the addition of frothy cream and a shot of espresso to its Matcha Green Tea Ice Blended drink, CBTL serves up an energy boost from the caffeine and the sugar rush.  The icy drink also provides a welcome refreshment during the hot midday.

CBTL, Mother Ignacia

CBTL, Mother Ignacia

CBTL, Mother Ignacia

CBTL, Mother Ignacia

While my favorite among the three new drinks in the matcha line is the Matcha Raspberry Latte, the Matcha Affogato Ice Blended still is a welcome addition to the arsenal of icy drinks that I can beat the heat with.

CBTL, Mother Ignacia

This Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf branch is located at M Place, Panay Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City and is open daily from 6.30am to 1am. For queries, call +63 2 7539372.

For more details on Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s limited edition matcha line, visit CBTL’s website, Facebook and Instagram pages.

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Disclosure: I was provided promo codes that I can present to CBTL branches so I can sample the featured drinks for free.