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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Ranked #85 of 275 Restaurants in Lake Forest
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Tustin, California
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“New options!”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Coffee Bean is now offering either Almond Milk or Coconut Milk as an alternative! So if you want your drink a little healthier and you don't like soy...here you go!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Anaheim, California
Level 6 Contributor
411 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf celebrates their 50th anniversary”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

The Sweet Teas are infused with Dark Agave Nectar or Blood Orange Sauce. If you like fruit-infused teas with sweetness, you have to try the Blood Orange Sauce with your favorite tea flavor. It tastes like fresh-picked citrus and is refreshingly cool and crisp. As we come upon late spring and early summer, these Sweet Teas will become a must to beat the heat. Thumbs up, way up!

For you caffeine lovers, CBLT also introduced the Caramel Espresso Con Panna. It is a beautifully layered drink made with two fresh hand-pulled shots of espresso over a decadent layer of caramel (you can also choose from rich chocolate or amaretto sauce) and topped with whipped cream. Once you get over how beautiful it looks, take your spoon and swirl it all together. Once the flavors have melded together, close your eyes and take a sip. The caramel is a swirling high note of buttery richness. The espresso will open your senses with caffeinated adrenaline. The mix of whipped cream and cools the espresso down a bit and adds lightness. I would like to try the chocolate one next time. Thumbs up, way up!

The Anniversary Blend Coffee is a blend of three classic Latin American coffees and medium roasted to a smooth taste profile. Just like wine, the anniversary blend tastes different every year with variances in the type of bean, the type of roast, and the ratio of blended beans together. The Anniversary Blend shows off CBTL's talents as great coffee makers. This coffee makes a perfect cup every time whether you're in the store or making it at home. At home, I tried it with a French Press and also in an espresso machine. Both mechanisms made a perfect cup of coffee. If you have ever been to Italy, this is the coffee you have been missing. Sugar and cream are not necessary as it is so smooth and flavorful, but if you really need it, you can put in a lot less than you normally do. The acidity level is so low that you can't even sense it. It's really amazing! Thumbs up, way up!

There are also great regular menu items like the Caramel Ice Blended Drink made with their coffee extract, French Deluxe™ vanilla powder, milk, caramel sauce, and blended with ice then topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. It's like a caramel milkshake with a slight coffee flavor. Thumbs up, way up!

  • Visited March 2013
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