Founded in Brentwood, California in 1963, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is a true coffee and tea joint that focuses on hot drinks and not on sweets and pastries. Nonfat and soy-derived flavors are emphasized, signature decafs like Tropical Passion and Swedish Berries are brewed daily, and this may be the only place in Phoenix where one can order a Strawberries and Cream Tea Latte straight off the daily menu, which is filled with the usual chocolate- and caramel-infused teas and coffees besides. The company brags about its close relationships with private farms and plantations, and after five decades of growth is the nation's largest privately held specialty coffee and tea retailer. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is easy to find on Voice Places.
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