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Lightened Vanilla Latte, Lightened Mango Cold Brew Tea, Lightened Iced Matcha Latte, Lightened Mocha Ice Blended® drink



Los Angeles (Jan.8, 2020)—As the New Year begins, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, one of the world’s leading roasters and retailers of specialty coffee and tea, is unveiling its new Lightened beverage platform, a guest option to modify their favorite beverages with lower calories and sugar. The iconic coffee and tea destination is unveiling its Winter menu January 8th.


Many people start the new year by changing their lifestyle choices, and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf wants to be a helpful part of that change by offering options with fewer calories and sugar including: Lightened Vanilla Latte, Lightened Mango Cold Brew Tea, Lightened Mocha Ice Blended® drink, and Lightened Matcha Iced Latte. The select drinks with the Lightened option can be modified to be made with nonfat milk, half-powder, less syrup or with no whipped cream, so that guests can enjoy a delightful drink with fewer calories.


“Lightened allows our customers to enjoy many of the delicious flavors we offer, but with fewer calories and sugar,” said Nurit Raich, senior director of product innovation, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. “We created this after listening to our guests who wanted lighter options without sacrificing their favorite The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf drink.”


The Winter menu also includes new Dulce de Leche drinks, adding a little more decadence to the season. The company’s signature espresso is highlighted by the creamy, rich, and sweet notes of Latin America’s Dulce de Leche syrup to create the Dulce de Leche Latte (Iced or Hot) and the Dulce de Leche Ice Blended® drink.


The Coffee Bean® Rewards members can also enjoy rotating drink specials during Social Hour (2 pm- close) at participating locations. The new beverages will be available at participating store locations from January 8 through March 10, 2020.  For more information, please visit