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Try this easy to make London Fog recipe. Have you ever tried a London Fog? If you haven’t we highly recommend it. Here is a delicious and easy recipe you can make at home in minutes. We’ve included a a bonus tip for frothing milk for lattes without a milk frother too!
What is a London Fog?
A London Fog is an Earl Grey and Vanilla based tea latte drink. Comforting, sweet and cosy! Thought to originate in Vancouver in the 90’s no one knows exactly how the name came to be, however the fog part refers to the steamed milk used.
A London Fog does contain some caffeine because of the black tea but you could always substitute it for a decaf alternative. Typically a London Fog is made with just Earl Grey tea, vanilla and milk but here we have added some honey and lavender for a little extra flavour. You could use this recipe as a basis to create any kind of tea latte you desire. Get creative, have fun and enjoy!
- Loose Leaf Earl Grey ( Earl Grey Superior or Earl Grey Cream )
- Milk ( dairy or non dairy)
- Vanilla Extract
- Dried Lavender flowers to garnish
How to make a London Fog
- Brew your tea – use one teaspoon of leaves per cup of water. Use water that is 95 degrees and steep for 3- 5 minutes
- While your tea is brewing froth your milk. If you have a milk frother use that, however we know not everyone owns one of these gadgets. If you don’t have one you can actually use a cafetière. Pour some warmed milk into a clean cafetière and pump the plunger up and down. It could take a few minutes but works a treat for making nice fluffy milk.
- While the tea is still warm add 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 tsp honey.
- Pour in the milk, use a spoon to holdback the frothy part for the top.
- For the final touch garnish with lavender flowers.