The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf: Chai Latte

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf: Boni High Street

I usually don’t venture out and try new drinks especially since they cost alot! But I had to try this Chai Latte. My office mates raved about it all the time. How could I pass that up? So I trooped off to the nearest Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (since apparently they have the best). I ordered my Chai Latte in LARGE so I had no choice but to finish it!

Upon first sip, I immediately found the taste funny. You could definitely taste the tea. But the hint of dairy because of the milk threw me off at first. I remember Chowking serving Chai Tea’s also but never bothered trying those. The more I drank I quickly determined there was Cinnamon in the drink. I took baby sips. Not because I wanted to savor every sip, but rather I was trying to get used to the taste in my mouth.

Chai Latte att P145

Oddly enough, the more I started drinking, the more relaxed I felt. I didn’t feel the sudden on-rush of a sugar rush or caffine craze that comes with the standard espresso/cappucino/latte I usually order, but rather a soothing feeling which probably is because of the tea. It was sweet. Not too sweet though and leaves a Cinnamon-y taste in your mouth.

The experience was new. I slowly enjoyed and patted myself on the back for trying out new things. You grow to like it. I get now why people would like this drink. There is a chance I will be buying this again.

Chai Latte

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13 responses to “The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf: Chai Latte”

  1. jehzlau Avatar

    di ko pa na tatry tong cafe latte ah.. ma try nga.. hehehe..

    grabe mga kuha mo.. pang magazine! haha 😀 astig!

  2. The Photoblogger Avatar

    Woah! great shots! Me loving the pics!

  3. Meynard Avatar

    wooooot! ittry ko pa lang yang coffee shop na yan! hmmm.. ang ganda ng mga shots! astig!! 😀

  4. jehzlau Avatar

    @vanjohnn – jaw-dropping pics no? hehehe…

  5. micamyx Avatar

    Wow! Welcome to Patay Gutom, Carlos!

  6. carlos Avatar

    @micamyx Thanks thanks! I actually have 2-3 articles about to be published either tom or thurs. =) Si Jehz kasi eh.

    @everyone Thank you for the kind words! Dahil dyan, I’ll try to do even better!

  7. patty Avatar

    Yay carlos!

    Told you Chai is one those comfort drinks you’ll want to go back for over and over again

  8. Maki Avatar

    Wow :O Ang galing mo kumuha..parang gusto ko tuloy bigla ng coffee! ^_^

  9. carlos Avatar

    @Maki haha mas magaling ka Maki. See you on Thurs! I sent you an email pala.

  10. jehzlau Avatar

    @maki masyadong humble si carlos no? hahaha. super astig ng kuha ng D70 nya.. hehehe. nakaka pigil hininga. hehe

  11. Pat Avatar

    great shots!

  12. Gem Avatar

    Ganda ng place! I agree with the other commenters. Pang magazine ang mga kuha- galing!

    Saan sa Manila ito?

  13. Carlos Avatar

    The Fort. Bonifacio High Street. Thank you talaga!

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