Disclaimer: All food/drinks were complimentary but opinions are my own
I was invited to a tasting at 45 Degree Bubble Tea House by fellow foodie Eat with Mao. With the boom in bubble tea shops over the last 2 years, I was excited to see what this one offered as they are independently owned.
45 Degree Bubble Tea House is located in Coal Harbour on Pender and Broughton Street. It’s on the same strip of stores as Soirette. The area is more residential and there’s less foot traffic in this area.
The owner made us some drinks that he wanted us to try as well as some drinks that he was experimenting with that aren’t on the menu yet.
I wasn’t really a fan of the fruitier drinks that I tried (Ultimate Fruit Punch, Green Apple and Pear with Four Season Oolong Tea, Fruity Mojito? Sorry not sure what this one was called). I’m usually more of a milk tea kinda gal so it could be a personal preference.
For the milk teas, we had Black Dragon Milk Tea with Caramel Jelly, Peach Oolong Milk Tea, Toffee Black Milk Tea with Espresso, and Sweet Olive Green Tea.
The milk teas are shaken with ice but the ice isn’t poured into the drink so you get more bang for your buck. Similar to other bubble tea chains, you can also customize the sweetness level for your drink. 45 Degree Bubble Tea House only offers once size for their drinks unless unless you get the mousse drinks which are served in a smaller cup. In addition, they also offer a few “fresh milk tea” options made with homo milk instead of powdered milk.
The espresso flavour in the Toffee Black Milk Tea with Espresso was actually pretty strong. You’ll like it if you enjoy coffee. It was also my first time having caramel jelly! It added a nice caramel flavour to the drink as you chewed it. The Sweet Olive Green Tea had an interesting name but according to the Chinese on the menu it was just osmanthus?
We also tried the Rose Oolong Mousse. Their cups have a special lid that you can press down so that you can drink the mousse with the tea by tilting the cup to a 45 degree angle and hence the name of the cafe! I wasn’t really a fan of the Rose Oolong tea with the mousse though. They just didn’t seem to go well together for me but again that could be a personal preference.
Another experimental menu item in the works was this Custard Waffle on a stick. It could’ve been a bit crispier for me and it reminded me of the Chinese yellow sponge cake, ma lai go. They mentioned they also have a cheese filled version in the works.
I got the Rose Oolong Milk Tea with caramel jelly to go and it was good too. Note the cute heart shaped drink stopper.
I enjoyed all the milk teas I tried here and flavour wise they seem to be on par with other bubble tea chains in the area.