Taiwanese Chain Coco Fresh Tea & Juice Brings Bubble Tea to Midtown East
About two weeks, Coco Fresh Tea & Juice opened its storefront on 45th, the second US store for this Taiwanese chain. According to commenter “hungryteresa” the chain is considered one of the better chains in Taiwan- meaning its a big score for Midtown East. I managed to stop by last week to check it out.
The minimalist interior is very bright and orange with a few bench seats by the windows. The store doesn’t only sell bubble tea, they’re also offering ice tea, milk tea, and flavored fresh milk-all of which will be very refreshing once summer rolls up in here. Between my two visits, I sampled the banana milk tea and the black tea latte. The banana was flavorful, but not overwhelming, while the black tea latte tasted similar to a milky cup of iced Earl Grey. Though there is a bit of a language barrier, I found the staff helpful even when I was questioning the “pudding tea” (that has dense tapioca added in.) This is definitely the store for the tea-lovers, but its worth a visit if only to watch the fascinating machine they have glue that plastic lid on.
Coco Fresh Tea & Juice, 459 Lexington Avenue, (212) 518-8808