For some, it’s the start of the year-end elongated school holidays; for others, it’s rush hour to accomplish everything at the same time before the new year kicks in. Regardless of your age group, the sight of wintery decorations, sound of Christmas songs, and whiff of returning wintery delicacies are enough to get all of us in the mood for the holiday season! 🎄
Though we never needed to celebrate it, we Malaysians can’t help but want to do things that feel right with the season and be part of the worldwide community. 🤭 Here are a couple of habits that we simply NEED to do during the holidays!
1. Using this festive occasion as an excuse to get together with family and friends (and to EAT)
Instead of roast turkey, beef Wellingtons and eggnog, our Malaysian pot luck has fried mee hoon, roast duck and sirap (then again, we have the decors to hit home the fact that it’s for the holidays 😝)! Sometimes we even have a randomised gift exchange that’s done via lucky draw, just for the fun of it.
At the end of the day, what matters most is the time we get to spend together. ☺️
2. We MUST take pictures with holiday decor in the mall
Even though we can’t enjoy a white Christmas, we have SO. MANY. MALLS! And what does that entail? It’s SUPER easy for us to go out and admire multitudes of extravagant seasonal adornments, especially when we have to shop for gifts. 🎁 If the decorations are genuinely Instagrammable, then it’s a huge plus! 🤩
3. Watch classic festive movies for the 20th time
Forget about those Netflix movies! Home Alone, Nightmare Before Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Die Hard (debatable) – these are the real deal holiday movies (along with SO many others) that made us go through a rollercoaster of laughter and tears every single time, ultimately ending on a feel-good, hopeful note. 🥲
4. Feel “snow” in an indoor winter wonderland like we’re in NYC!
We can’t help but feel like we’re missing out on an authentic festive atmosphere with the lack of snow in our country (then again, we’d be terrified if it does happen 😂).
Fortunately, we have winter-themed indoor amusement parks to compensate with, like Snowalk by i-City and SnowWorld Genting Highlands! Expect ice sculptures 🧊, icy slides ⛸️, freezing “snow” ❄️ and, of course, snowmen ☃️!
5. Turn the air-conditioning WAY down to 16°C at full fan speed, then drink hot chocolate
Turn off the fan, loop your fave Christmas songs (Mariah Carey and Michael Bublé FTW!), and get your cosiest blanket, sweater and socks – now you’ve got yourself the ultimate slumber party! Even better if you have your closest friends sleeping over, so you guys can imagine talking into the night in the wintery countryside.
All that’s missing is a fireplace, otherwise, we’d have a picture-perfect setting for the cold holidays!
If you’re going to drink hot chocolate this holiday period, don’t reach for the usual chocolate malt drink! Instead, opt for an authentic experience with a steaming cup of premium hot Double Chocolate beverage from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®.
This delicious chocolatey icon is perfect for the jolly good season. Better yet, there’s even a special Holiday Bundle promo for it!
A bundle of joy for the new year
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From now until 31 December, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is giving us a chance to enjoy TWO heart-warming double chocolate beverages for RM28 ONLY with the Holiday Bundle promo!*
*Only available in Peninsular Malaysia.
Here is the list of 16oz double chocolate drinks you deserve to treat you and your friend with:
- Double Chocolate Ice Blended®
- Pure Double Chocolate Ice Blended®
- Hot/iced Double Chocolate Latte
- Hot/iced Café Double Chocolate
- Hot/iced Double Chocolate
Hold your reindeers, there’s more presents where that came from!
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® knows that we’ve been working hard to avoid being on Santa’s naughty list, so they’re giving us a lot more goodies to celebrate the holidays with, featuring new flavours and classic favourites, which include:
A) Double Chocolate Peppermint range: A timeless favourite
For those who like their chocolate drink to have an oh so soothing comfort-in-your-tummy minty experience, this one’s for you! Available in these great choices:
- Double Chocolate Peppermint Ice Blended®
- Pure Double Chocolate Peppermint Ice Blended®
- Double Chocolate Peppermint Latte (hot/iced)
- Double Chocolate Peppermint Cocoa (hot/iced)
- Peppermint Nitro Latte
- Peppermint Hot Tea
B) Blackcurrant range: A refreshing fruity twist
For a berry-licious drink, try out The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®’s brand-new Blackcurrant range, available as:
- Blackcurrant Double Chocolate Ice Blended®
- Sparkling Blackcurrant Cold Brew Tea
- Blackcurrant Cold Brew Sweet Tea
C) Chocolate indulgence: Chocolate overload for your sweet tooth
Happy Holiday Log
Starry Starry Night
Chocolate connoisseurs will surely go nuts with the chocolatey holiday selection that’s both classic and innovative, available at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®.
- Happy Holiday Log
- Winter Forest
- Starry Starry Night
D) Scrumptious treats: Holiday baked goods for the soul
Warm Winter Log
Jingle Berry Swirl
Whether you want something that’s traditional or a fruity and nutty delight, there’s definitely something for everyone’s palate.
- Stollen Moments
- Snowy Holiday
- Warm Winter Log
- Jingle Berry Swirl
E) Holiday Blend & Limited Edition Powders: Savour it wherever you are
Limited Edition Powders
Let the aroma of freshly-brewed coffee brighten your winter mornings with the dark-roasted Holiday Blend. Or if you want something more decadent for a comfortable evening, these Limited Edition Powders will give you delightful peace of mind.
- Peppermint Chocolate (sold out halfway through last year’s holiday period!)
- French Deluxe Vanilla
- Dark Chocolate
Many, many more giddy goodies are abound at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® this holiday season! So be sure to head to the nearest outlet to find out their full range of festive delicacies before 31 December.
Also, don’t forget to maximise your gifting mood by joining the #DeliciousMoments Scratch Card Giveaway!
Get one #DeliciousMoments scratch card with each purchase you make at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, and scratch to reveal your holiday surprise!*
*Terms & conditions apply. Not applicable with any other promotions, discounts, vouchers or privileges.
The #DeliciousMoments Scratch Card Giveaway will be happening in Peninsular Malaysia from 24 December 2021 – 31 January 2022 (12pm – 6pm only), while stocks last. So be ready!