Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently went to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® for their holiday special festive menu during an exclusive gingerbread-making blogger workshop.
My poorly decorated gingerbread man >.<
“This season, more than any other, is a Season of Joy and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® wants to celebrate it the best way we know how – by sharing the delicious signature taste of premium coffee and tea, mingled with traditional flavours of the Christmas season from various countries in Europe,” said Ms Fiona Rodrigues, Director of Marketing & Development at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Malaysia.
Developed by award-winning Chef Johnny Loh, the festive offerings are a mix of traditional desserts inspired by European classics. Get into the mood with the Toffee Nut Latte, Double Chocolate Peppermint Ice Blended and Red Velvet Hot Cocoa or be welcomed with a Christmas Surprise Sampler, German Stollen, Classic Christmas Log, Sugar n’ Chai Cheesecake and of course, the highlight of the menu, the marvellous Scottish-inspired Dundee Fruit Cake!
Dundee Fruit Cake
Sugar n’ Chai Cheesecake
“It’s been a privilege to develop this festive menu with the idea of Joy behind it – as a chef, I’ve always wanted people to feel good, even happy when they taste my food,” said Chef Johnny. “It was also a challenge which I enjoyed – there’s a fine line to tread when dealing with classics. If you play it safe, then there’s nothing new; if you make drastic changes, people may not be able to adjust to the new taste. With this special menu, I trust I have hit the right balance and that Malaysians will spend a joy-filled season enjoying this delicious traditional spread at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®.”
Classic Christmas Log
Christmas Surprise Sampler
In addition, a host of Limited Edition gifts are also available, from Holiday Blends and Coffee Duets to Gift Sets that hope to warm the hearts of all, and they can all be enjoyed in exclusive mugs and tumblers which make wonderful presents too!
Amidst all the good cheer, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® continues to support the Malaysian Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Association through the sales of specially-designed Gift Tags – sold for only RM2, all proceeds will benefit the Association’s Malaysian Lupus Resource Centre.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, incurable auto-immune disease which causes the body to produce large amounts of anti-bodies which then react against the patient’s own tissues. The condition primarily affects women; in Malaysia, an estimated 10,000 individuals have been diagnosed with SLE over the past 30 years but the Association believes many individuals remain undiagnosed. Founded in 1994, the Association relies on public donations and corporate support, such as the sales of CB&TL’s Christmas Gift Tags, to carry out its many activities.
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