Build Your Own Original Ice Blended® Drink This Summer At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® With Seasonal Add-Ins And Specialty Toppers From May 18 To August 30, 2015

Southern California's iconic coffee and tea retailer invites Ice Blended® drink fans to customize their favorite drink with modifiers such as an Affogato pour over, chocolate covered espresso beans, cookie pieces, and more

May 18, 2015, 10:00 ET from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning Monday, May 18 through Sunday, August 30, 2015, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, invites coffee and tea lovers to 'Find Your Flavor' with new and returning ways to customize the Original Ice Blended® drink through the summer. Fans can upgrade any Ice Blended® drink with several options such as adding in an Italian-inspired Affogato (an espresso shot pour over); Cookies (blending cookie sandwich pieces); Ultimate (Chocolate Espresso Beans) and Extreme (double the coffee).

"We invented the Original Ice Blended® drink in the late '80s and started a nationwide craze," says Gloria Reardon,  Director of Marketing. "This summer, we're adding new ways Ice Blended® drink aficionados can mix and match specialty add-ins and modifiers to craft new variations of this classic beverage. It's a fun way to enjoy a warm weather treat and make it your own."

Customers can also start the morning off with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Whole Grain Cranberry Breakfast Bar. Whole grain oats are combined with dried cranberries, sliced almonds, flax seeds, and a hit of honey for a chewy fruit and oatmeal snack to start the day.

About The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®  
Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States. Embodying a passion for connecting loyal customers to one another with carefully handcrafted products, the company is known for sourcing and providing the finest ingredients and flavors from around the world. For more than 50 years, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has demonstrated a passion for product innovation epitomized by The Original Ice Blended® drink. The company has grown to be an international icon and currently has nearly 1,000 stores in close to 30 countries. Please visit for more information.

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