A London Fog is a popular cafe drink that takes your normal cup of tea to the next level. Made with aromatic Earl Grey tea, creamy vanilla and steamed milk, this tea latte is the perfect warm and cozy treat on a cold, rainy day. But who wants to leave their house on a lazy day? Now, you won’t have to when you learn how to make this delicious drink easily from home!
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LONDON FOG TEA LATTE
Makes 2 glasses // Prep Time: 5 minutes // Active Time: 5 minutes
- 2 cups filtered water
- 2 rounded tsp loose leaf or 2 sachets/bags of your favorite Earl Grey tea. Use Tealyra's Organic Cream Earl Grey Moonlight for a touch of extra vanilla creaminess.
- 2 cups milk
- Optional: Lavender simple syrup
Using 2 cups of water, brew your Earl Grey tea following the package instructions or reference our handy guide on How to Steep Tea to brew any kind of tea! For this recipe, we’re using about 1 tsp of tea or 1 tea bag/sachet per serving and allowing the tea to steep for 3-5 minutes.
While your tea is steeping, start steaming your milk. Any type of milk will work in this recipe, but know that whole milk will provide the most foam. A handheld milk frother can create delicious, foamy milk in seconds but even if you don’t have one of those, there are plenty of ways to steam your milk with common tools in your kitchen! The first way to steam milk at home is to warm it up on your stovetop (don't boil!), using a whisk to whip the milk rapidly. The milk should fluff up quickly. A second way to create frothy milk is to use a french press. Simply heat up your milk, pour it into your french press, and push and pull the plunger until the milk expands.
Now that you have perfectly steeped tea and warm, frothy milk, add a splash of vanilla extract - or vanilla syrup if you have it - to your tea. Pour in your steamed milk, making sure to get some foam in each cup. Enjoy!
Optional: If you enjoy the aroma and taste of florals, lavender adds a wonderful element to your classic London Fog. To make a lavender simple syrup, all you need is one tablespoon of dried lavender, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup water. Simmer on the stove until sugar is dissolved. Strain the lavender blossoms and let cool. Finally, add the desired amount of syrup to your homemade London Fog for a sweet treat!
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