|Nora Roberts's "Reflections and Dreams"|
w/ an order of their Coffee Ice Blended
I usually arrive first, but I never mind because for me it had always been a good place to read. It was probably good timing that Krissy lent me a few books she thought I might like. You don't need wifi to enjoy an afternoon there.
While I wait, I saw that they had something new in their menu. I love their Coffee Ice Blended. They boast to have been the first to invent the ice blended drink. As the first, they probably feel like they have a lot of expectations to live up to. So far, they always do. Each time, every order has been, "smooth, creamy and delicious."
I was really curious about their new Caramel Brownie, which was the newest addition to their menu.
The first taste made me just to roll over and sigh. Funnily, it was probably like drinking coffee and a brownie at the same time except they somehow found a way to blend the two flavors into one and the result is just perfect.
|Caramel and Mocha Lattes in Cans|
It would be my first time trying them because I had always liked their Coffee Blended and tea selections. It seemed like a good time to try.
I like the overall packaging. I find it very chic, so I did feel curious and felt like trying them.
The only unfortunate thing about it was probably having too much ice. I could taste a little of the caramel and coffee but the ice diluted the taste a lot so it was difficult to figure out what to think of it. It's still not a bad drink to try. I might try something else next time.
|Ice Blended: Matcha Green Tea|
Maybe not a lot of people know this but there are a lot of health benefits in drinking Matcha Green Tea. So this treat is something healthy and it taste really good.
If I remember correctly, Match Green Tea detoxifies the body, fortifies the immune system and can be calming. I can't remember if it calmed me when I tried it, but I remember that I loved the flavor a lot.
If you aren't the type to really care about the health benefits, then try it for the taste because the taste is amazing. The taste of this tea is much subtler than other kinds I think. The best word I can use to describe it is that it is unique.
|Triple Chocolate Mouse Cake|
A lot of my friends seem to like this, so I've tried it a few times before as well. CBTL's cakes are always so moist and this was no different.
While this might not be my favorite cake, I have to admit that this is my favorite presentation-wise. The circular bumps on top are pretty amusing. It makes me wonder how they were made.
When it comes to desserts, in most places I visit I would always try their blueberry cheesecake at least once if they have it.
The cheesecake is topped with sweet and delicious blueberries with a cookie crust base. The base is crunchy, the cheesecake is smooth and the blueberry just tops it all together as neatly as a bow.
I can't really remember much about how I look for those corners as a kid though. I remember I would sit on the floor with my back against the bookshelf with a book in my hands. I was probably around six years old that time. That store has long been demolished and I don't really sit on the floor unless necessary anymore, but that doesn't mean I stopped looking for quiet, comfortable corners to read.
Coffee Bean Tea and Leaf isn't exactly a corner. If it is, it is certainly a big and expensive one but it is still one of my favorite escapes.