The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

G/F Bonifacio Stopover, 31st St. cor. Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
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7 Reviewers

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  • 7 Reviews
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Category:
Coffee
Business Hours
Reopens: 7:00a - 1:00a
Phone
+6322636691

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a
  • Monday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a
  • Thursday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a
  • Friday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a
  • Saturday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱200 - ₱499

Most Recent Reviews

Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars
10

Tea has been one of my staple drinks ever since I discovered that tea is still delicious even without sweeteners. It helps me unwind and relax and I feel healthier after enjoying a cup or two. But as much as I love tea, I do not know much about it except that it soothes the mind and has anti-aging properties. And so when Foodgrammer.ph asked me to attend a tea appreciation workshop hosted by The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, I immediately said YES.

Hello, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf!

I must admit, despite being a regular in BGC, it was my first time to set foot inside CBTL’s Bonifacio Stopover branch. It is smaller compared to its bistro counterpart and the one in High Street but it still has the warm and homey vibe that its patrons love.

After registering and having a small chat with Nella of CBTL, we sat down and enjoyed our complimentary vegetarian sandwich which had a lovely serving of carrots, onions, and mushrooms among others.

Despite the thickness of the bread, it was served as a light snack because of its filling; hence making this sandwich a lovely morning snack. It’s filling but not too heavy to put weight on those eyelids. We were also given a huge cookie which I wasn’t able to eat as I was saving space for lunch #1 and lunch #2.

After half an hour, the workshop finally started and we were introduced to the two legends of tea and how tea is planted and cultivated. It may sound boring but it was surprisingly interesting. I am always fascinated by how the food and drinks we enjoy are brought from farm to table. But let me skip the educational part which you could Google and focus on the teas I discovered during the workshop.

We were given several teas for the tea cupping session.

The first set given to us was the green teas which we have to submerge in hot water for 3 minutes and later tip horizontally on the rim of our cups.

Among the three green teas given to us, I liked the Moroccan Mint best with its refreshing and minty taste.

The Genmaicha though was the crowd favorite as it had the traditional green tea taste.

Next served were the black teas and this one required 5 minutes wait time.

I was torn between Apricot Ceylon which had a fruity taste profile and chai which smelled so divine with its spices. Both were my new favorites during the workshop.

I would love the Apricot Ceylon iced though as it seemed to be a great alternative to the usual lemon iced tea as it had more character while I would prefer chai to be hot. (And I haven’t heard of iced chai before.)

The last set was the herbal infusion teas which do not have a single trace of caffeine as these are blends of flowers, herbs, fruits and spices.

These are called tea too as the method of preparing it is the same as your regular teas.

We tried Lemon Chamomile, Ginseng Peppermint and African Sunrise and waited for 12 minutes for it to be ready for tilting.

While waiting, I munched on the dry African Sunrise which had berries and fell in love with its tangy and sweet taste! I never thought I could enjoy dry tea.

The African Sunrise was also a winner in liquid form but just like Apricot Ceylon, I would love this more iced.

It was indeed a morning packed with new learnings and discoveries.

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Will C.
4.0 Stars

Though air conditioners abit low which i noticed at least for 2 establishments here at bgc stopover last night. Their matcha latte in soy was worth it.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

Loving this newly opened branch! More space, bright lights, and the baristas are very nice and friendly! Perfect place for some quiet time or for studying or doing "serious" stuff! 128518

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Chelyne C.
5.0 Stars

10084️ Nice Quotes 10084️ It was sweet for their staff to put messages on our cups 9749️ It was not that busy when we went there...Hope they will always put nice messages even during busy days 128522 This made us smile 128522 We've been to different coffee bean branches and only got these nice quotes here at BGC Stopover. I know its kind of "mababaw" for us but its really cute to look at these cups with nice writings on it 9996🏻️ The staff are all smiling and I felt relaxed even while waiting for my coffee 128077🏻

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Vanessa S.
4.0 Stars

Among my preferred CBTL branches.

It's pretty cozy, and well-lit. Very conducive to studying/working. You have to come in at the right time though coz it gets pretty crowded during the lunch hour. Between lunch and dinner, and after dinner are the slow hours.

Coffee is a little on the sweet side. Espresso and drip coffee are weak. I'd stick with the tea for hot drinks, and ice blended for the cold ones.

The food here is great. I recommend the roasted chicken and mushroom fusilli and the spicy tuna linguine. The breakfast set is also good.

In photo:
Caramel macchiato (made less sweet upon request) and a raison scone.

The scone is light and buttery (in a good way). It's pretty crumbly so expect to make a mess if you order one. I probably won't have this again, but only because I like my pastry soft and moist. This is like, the anti-thesis of that. 128517 It does taste good, though. Give it a try, you might like it.

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StephFaith B.
5.0 Stars

CBTL is an American coffee chain founded in 1963. It's founder, Hyman, is instrumental in the creation of the gourmet coffee industry in the US. Their signature Ice Blended drinks was a predecessor to the Starbucks Frappuccino.

They are known for its Original Ice Blended coffee and tea drinks, hot coffee drinks, and hot and iced tea drinks. It also sells a variety of whole bean coffees, whole leaf teas, flavored powders and baked goods.

I tried their newest drink, Caramel Affogato Ice Blended. It was a shot of fine, handcrafted espresso, perfectly poured over smooth Caramel. It was delicious!!!

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Yanna T.
5.0 Stars

Coffee Bean's Sunrise Ice Blended is nice and refreshing after a very long day. It's actually an orange-based drink mixed with vanilla syrup and topped with whipped cream. At first, I wasn't too sure about the mix but once I tasted it, the taste just keeps on getting better and better.

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