There is no doubt that I am Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf's fan. From their drinks, food, powdered drinks, ambiance, excellent customer service, their "light up buzzer when your drink is ready" gadget and now they have sparkling iced tea too!? They never cease to amaze me.
I can't say the same about their tumblers though. If they could get that tiny thing right. I need not another coffee shop... not until there comes a new place with a better sense of style. For me CBTL is a "classy coffee shop". Makes me feel like all "grown up", NOT!!
Well I heard from a friend that CBTL has a great iced tea. I immediately asked if it were from CBTL Coffee Shop, but it wasn't. No wonder I haven't seen it yet. It was from Family Mart. I for some reason haven't seen one 'til that fateful day in UP Town Center.
Family Mart is no where near the places I thrive at. Even if they have 32 outlets here in the Philippines (felt sad that I haven't seen one til now). When I came up to the refrigerator, I saw that there were several CBTL drinks. I was yearning for the iced tea. There are 3 flavors. I had no idea which flavor is good or which is bad. Since it was just P51.00 each, I gambled and took all 3 because I had no idea when I would be seeing another Family Mart again.
With a set back of P153.00. I was hoping that at least one of it was good. At the top of my head I was expecting that it would taste like tea that is iced. You know what I am talking about. But I was so relieved that it wasn't. It was just like my favorite Nestea drink but better. Iced tea that doesn't taste like tea, my kind of iced tea.
Well for now at least I know where 1 Family Mart stands and it is at UP Town Center. I am kinda digging that place a lot. I will definitely come back there to try out their other restaurants.
Family Mart is just like our everyday convenience store. But I felt like it has a little bit more class to our usual 7-11. The food selection is better, chocolates are better, hell everything is better! They even have stuffed toys! Just like your everyday convenience store, you can expect that the prices are a little bit higher than in our local supermarkets. For the sophistication they offer, it's a little price to pay.
I think if I would be craving for this (which I already am), I would have a hard time since Family Mart is on the other side of my planet.
So here we are with their 3 amazing flavors. They all have BLACK TEA as their base.