drinks gluten-free paleo vegan

How To Make a London Fog + Giveaway!

February 14, 2017

Have you ever wondered how to make a London Fog? It’s the ultimate tea latte recipe with a hint of sweetness and boost of caffeine. Perfect for cold winter mornings or afternoon pick-me-ups!

Have you ever wondered how to make a London Fog? It's the ultimate tea latte recipe with a hint of sweetness and boost of caffeine. Perfect for cold winter mornings or afternoon pick-me-ups!Guys, I’m officially getting old. I just opened up my inbox to find an email informing me that my 10 year high school reunion is coming up. WHAT? How has it been 10 years since I graduated from high school? I mean I have zero interest in turning back time or reliving my high school days, but it really doesn’t feel like 10 years have passed.

In many ways I feel like a different person (thankfully!), but I can just as easily put myself in the black oxford shoes of my 16 year old self strutting around Toronto like I own the place. I’m still unsure as to why no one informed me that wearing 3 tanks tops on top of each other or overplucking your eyebrows was NOT cool.

But for all of the changes that have unfolded since my high school days, one thing has remained the same, The London Fog.

Have you ever wondered how to make a London Fog? It's the ultimate tea latte recipe with a hint of sweetness and boost of caffeine. Perfect for cold winter mornings or afternoon pick-me-ups!When we were old enough to get free periods, me and my sailor suit sporting friends (I do still really miss the uniform…) would walk over to the Forest Hill village to order ourselves a London Fog. This was the height of Mary Kate and Ashley sporting their Venti Starbucks Lattes, but we weren’t nearly old enough to appreciate or enjoy coffee. The London Fog was the perfect solution. A tea latte that was sweet and delicious without the unappetizing taste of coffee (how little teenage Davida knew…).

For those of you who don’t know, a London Fog is an earl grey tea latte with foamy milk and vanilla. It was the perfect sweet drink at 16 and remains my go-to Starbucks drink. Once I was old enough to start drinking coffee (ahem, college), The London Fog became my afternoon pick-me-up during finals. I still really enjoy making them and especially since upgrading my frother so I can eat the froth with a spoon!

Have you ever wondered how to make a London Fog? It's the ultimate tea latte recipe with a hint of sweetness and boost of caffeine. Perfect for cold winter mornings or afternoon pick-me-ups!When I think “Earl Grey”, I immediately think of a London Fog, so when Twinings reached out to see if I wanted to try their new line of Earl Grey teas, I knew exactly what I wanted to create with them. Their new line includes an Extra Bold Earl Grey, Jasmine Earl Grey and my new favorite, Lavender Earl Grey. The Lavender adds a nice floral accent to the sweetness of the vanilla and honey so I highly recommend!

Twinings has been kind enough to give away a prize pack of their new Earl Grey line and a beautiful tea set. See below for how to enter! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy learning how to make a London Fog. Teenage Davida is particularly excited for you…now to go RSVP to the reunion AH!

SAVE print

How To Make a London Fog

Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 1 Earl Grey tea bag
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or other milk of choice)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp raw honey, maple syrup or sweetener of choice


  1. Steep your tea bag in the hot water for 3-5 mins (depending on strength preference)
  2. Mix together almond milk and vanilla extract and steam or froth depending on what tools you have.*
  3. Stir sweetener in with steeped tea and top with frothed milk.
  4. Enjoy hot!



*If you don't have a frother, heat up milk on stove top. It won't get foamy but it does the trick!

Have you ever wondered how to make a London Fog? It's the ultimate tea latte recipe with a hint of sweetness and boost of caffeine. Perfect for cold winter mornings or afternoon pick-me-ups!

Twinings has been kind enough to offer one lucky THM reader an Earl Grey Tea Prize Pack so you can make your own London Fog at home! All you need to do is drop a comment below letting me know, which flavor you would want to try an how you like to drink your tea. Giveaway available to US residents and runs until 02/19 at Midnight. Good LuckHave you ever wondered how to make a London Fog? It's the ultimate tea latte recipe with a hint of sweetness and boost of caffeine. Perfect for cold winter mornings or afternoon pick-me-ups!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Twinings. I was compensated for my time, however all opinions expressed are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make THM possible!

Have you ever tried a London Fog? What’s your go-to non-coffee drink?



Join 5000+ members of the THM Community to get access to exclusive recipes, healthy lifestyle tips and behind-the-scenes news from our team!

Powered by ConvertKit
  • Reply
    Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie
    February 14, 2017 at 6:11 am

    I’d love to try lavender!
    Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie recently posted…High Protein Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Agreed! The lavender sounds delicious! Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway, Davida!

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 6:38 am

    Wow, all the nostalgia re: high school, I graduated in 2007, too. Ooh, the Olson twins, subtlety and not so subtlety shaping our lives since we were toddlers.

    I had no idea a London fog could be so easy to make at home. I agree with you, the lavender sounds great. That’s the perfect floral accent for Earl Grey!

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 8:25 am

    I think the lavender sounds amazing! I’ve just discovered my love for tea after ditching coffee and I’ve been studying up on the amazing health benefits as well! I’m even planning for my very own backyard tea garden for my first little home this spring! I would love to win this giveaway!

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 8:46 am

    I would love to try the jasmine. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Normally I go for a black tea with milk and sugar but that lavender earl gray like it would be so relaxing, I’d love to try it!

  • Reply
    Leah M | love me, feed me
    February 14, 2017 at 8:54 am

    These photos are so beautiful and so cozy <3 Earl Grey is my jammmm!! Although I don't think I've ever had a proper london fog… Definitely need to get on that. Swooning over Lavender Earl Grey!!
    Leah M | love me, feed me recently posted…single lady valentine’s day desserts

  • Reply
    Les @ The Balanced Berry
    February 14, 2017 at 10:05 am

    We have so much in common. I was just reminded of my HS reunion this year…yikes! Where did the time go? And I drank soooo many of these in college as a light pick me up. These days I reach for matcha if I’m not feeling coffee, but I need to bring the London fog back into my rotation!
    Les @ The Balanced Berry recently posted…How to Overcome Exercise Guilt

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I recently discovered London fogs!! They are soooo tasty! The touch of vanilla really takes down the bitterness of the tea! I would love to try the lavender tea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 10:31 am

    I’d love to try lavender. Sounds very aromatherapy esque!

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Lavendar please! This sounds so amazing; I took the route of chai tea lattes before coffee, and feel like only recently have I started to appreciate the London Fog! =)
    Kelsey recently posted…Stog Going At It Alone.

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 11:06 am

    The lavender sounds wonderful! I’d love to experiment using either jasmine or lavender to make kombucha!

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Extra Bold! I like mine with milk and honey.

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 11:14 am

    I would love to try lavender earl grey! I love teas with a pinch of sugar. Thank you for the oportunity to participate in this giveaway!

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 11:32 am

    The lavender and extra bold both sound wonderful. I’ve been a fan of a good cup of tea in the afternoon since my 20’s and I’m now 72. Love mine with milk and stevia. I have never tried London fog but will definitely be making it soon.

  • Reply
    June Caron
    February 14, 2017 at 11:41 am

    I would love to try the Jasmine! (though all sound wonderful!)

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 11:47 am

    I would love to try the lavender! Love anything lavender~

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 11:56 am

    I’m one of the crowd, I suppose, who is most interested in trying the lavender! I LOVE everything lavender and I also just recently discovered the London Fog and I cannot believe what I have been missing all of these years!

    • Reply
      February 14, 2017 at 11:58 am

      Oh! And thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    I’ve been obsessed with lavender teas lately, so I’m gonna say the Earl Grey Lavender would be the first one I’m probably going to try

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    This recipe is awesome! I would love to try the lavender earl grey 🙂 I like to drink my tea with a little bit of honey or vinegar, almost always after dinner!
    Karlie recently posted…Creamy Vegan Garlic Mushroom Pasta

  • Reply
    Barbara Tighe
    February 14, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Love to try the Extra Bold. I love Earl Grey, the taste of it is special, so can just imagine the extra bold being even better.

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    All about the lavender! I drink my tea with heavy cream- guilty pleasure. <3
    Marnie recently posted…Enterprise Cemetery in Enterprise, Florida

  • Reply
    Sam @ Hygge Wellness
    February 14, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    can’t wait to make this! Earl grey is my ultimate favorite. Can’t believe it’s been 10 years since you graduated!! That will be fun to go too, though!
    Sam @ Hygge Wellness recently posted…5 Things I’d Tell You If We Had Coffee Together Today

  • Reply
    Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It
    February 14, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Wow I’ve never tried a London Fog, but it looks too good not to try! Thanks so much for the giveaway, Davida! I would love to try the Lavender! 🙂
    Marina @ A Dancer’s Live-It recently posted…That Time I Stopped Body-Comparing {& A Podcast Feature!}

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    The lavender is intriguing!

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    wow i’d love to try the lavender earl gray! yum!!

  • Reply
    Ashley | Fit Mitten Kitchen
    February 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    How have I not had a London Fog yet?! I need this immediately. I love all the tea lattes and all the foamy milk.
    Also, ummm yes to 10yr reunions. Mine is this spring or summer? I don’t even know… oops.
    Ashley | Fit Mitten Kitchen recently posted…Fudgy Paleo Skillet Brownie for Two

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Lavender sounds amazing. I like to drink coffee in the morning with tea as an afternoon pick-me-up as well – too much espresso makes me a little twitchy 🙂 Usually I buy green tea with lemon, but I might need to try a London Fog!
    Nicole recently posted…Truly Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I’d like to try the lavender one! Earl grey is my favorite and I’m always looking for new variations. I love drinking mine with a little bit of honey to enhance the flavors. Definitely want to try a London Fog!

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Lavender London Fogs are one of my absolute favorites! 😍 I had one of the most delicious ones in Victoria. Can’t wait to try these new Twinings teas!

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Earl Grey with honey has always been my favorite hot treat. I’ve never heard of a London Fog,but would love to try it – I think with the new Earl Grey Bold! Thanks for sharing this new line of Twinings teas.

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Extra bold!! Nothing subtle about me!

  • Reply
    February 14, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    I would love to try lavender! The recipe sounds delicious & can’t wait to taste it.

  • Reply
    Estella Csonka
    February 15, 2017 at 1:59 am

    Lavender sounds wonderfully soothing…. hmmmm, yet Jasmine would give such a lovely “floral” note. Both sound DIVINE!

  • Reply
    Ashley @ The Small Town Foodie
    February 15, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Earl Grey is my absolute favorite!! How have I never heard of a London Fog?! I would love to try the extra bold. Lately I’ve been having tea with just a bit of honey, but I neeed to try this recipe. I actually just got a little handheld frother 🙂
    Ashley @ The Small Town Foodie recently posted…Healthy Date Ideas

  • Reply
    February 15, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I would like to try earl gray.

  • Reply
    Charles Davis
    February 15, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    I can’t wait to try this, PS: if you think 10 year HS is bad, just wait until your 20th! 😉 graduated in 1997

  • Reply
    Charles Davis
    February 15, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I forgot to mention I’d love to try Earl Grey! 🙂 and I like it hot

  • Reply
    Erin M
    February 15, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    I’d love to try either the lavander (since I’ve had a loose leaf version before and it was great!) Or the bold (:
    Tea I enjoy in many ways, but my favorite is setting up my hammock on a cool morning to snuggle up with my dog and a cup of Irish breakfast tea with a splash of vanilla almond milk creamer

  • Reply
    February 16, 2017 at 12:01 am

    I love Twinings tea expecially Earl Grey and Lady Grey. Haven’t tried the lavender or a London Fog, but I will NOW! Thanks

  • Reply
    Daryan Campbell
    February 16, 2017 at 3:51 am

    I would love to try extra bold,i’ve never tasted tea from this brand before and i love spontaneous and new so extra bold seems like it.
    Daryan Campbell recently posted…That’s So Maven Episode #6: Natasha Adamo from Post Male Syndrome

  • Reply
    Daryan Campbell
    February 16, 2017 at 3:54 am

    I’m sorry i thought i had to put the website of the post i was commenting on,oops

  • Reply
    Lorraine F
    February 16, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Jasmine Earl Gray sounds fantastic! I love to drink hot tea, but I prefer iced.

  • Reply
    February 16, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I can’t believe I’ve never heard of a London Fog and can’t wait to make one! Tea is my favorite and now my girls drink tea with me while they do their homework. I would love to try the extra bold!

  • Reply
    Gwynne Hoffecker
    February 16, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    I have never liked coffee but have always wanted to enjoy a warm cozy hot drink. I absolutely LOVE the idea of the “London Fog”! I sounds like the perfect warm and cozy hot drink!! Can’t wait to try the LAVENDAR!! 🙂

  • Reply
    February 16, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    I want to try the bold Earl Grey! For the past 5 years, my at home drink of choice is Twinings English Breakfast with Coffee Mate Italian Sweet Cream creamer. It’s incredible and it works best with Twinings!!! I’ve tried others and they are not as good! Your London Fog sounds like it was made for me and I can’t wait to try it.

  • Reply
    Nikki B
    February 16, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    I think I want to try the Jasmine E.G., it sounds interesting and I think it will have a heavenly scent. However, I think lavender could be beneficial for when I have a headache come by on… hmmm, choices, choices. Hehe. But I do adore tea and love it so many ways! I’m headed to the kitchen now to make a London Fog, reminds me of our trip to the U.K.!!!

  • Reply
    February 16, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Earl Grey is my boyfriend’s favorite tea, but I don’t think he has ever heard of a London Fog. I’ll have to get one for him next time we go to a coffee shop. He tends to stick with regular E.G. but I bet he would love to try the Extra Bold version, too (and so would I).

  • Reply
    February 16, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Grew up in Canada and tea was regular now living state side and coffee is the go to for most. I still prefer tea. Trnd toward green for health benefits but tea in general is my RR. Earl grey is one of my favorites i am sure the jasmine is lovely. Would love to try them all. Great post.

  • Reply
    Shannon Shea
    February 16, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    The lavender sounds scrumptious, with some honey.

  • Reply
    February 17, 2017 at 8:44 am

    I’d love to try the Lavender Earl Grey!

    My go-to tea drink is chai tea or a chai latte. Love all those warming spiced to jump start the day.

  • Reply
    Emily @Sinful Nutrition
    February 17, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Lavender Earl Grey sounds lovely! I usually drink my tea black, but if I’m feeling nostalgic, a bit of milk and sugar. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Emily @Sinful Nutrition recently posted…WIAW: Without Ketchup

  • Reply
    Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    February 17, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Ahh I just got an email about my 10 year high school reunion too – so crazy to think it’s been 10 years already!!!

    I was a chai latte girl in high school. I didn’t even know London Fogs were a thing back then! But I’ve definitely tried them since, and I’ve added them into the rotation as one of my favourites.

    I’ve been looking into getting a frother because all I have at home is one of those hand held ones that only keep milk frothed for like 2 seconds lol. What kind do you use?
    Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen recently posted…Separating Self Worth From Food Choices

  • Reply
    February 17, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Extra bold! I’ve never heard of a London Fog. I’ve always just drank my tea plain. Never tried putting milk in it!!

  • Reply
    Suzanne Keaney
    February 18, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Would love to try the lavender or bold. This sound delicious!!

  • Reply
    February 18, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    I am SO excited about the lavender earl grey! I’ve been looking for an affordable version for years. And now as new mum, this will be the perfect quick&easy little caffeine boost to get me through the day (especially as baby girl doesn’t react well to coffee)!

  • Reply
    Bobbie Thompson
    February 19, 2017 at 3:37 am

    I love the lavender earl grey. I love a nice cup of tea while relaxing.

  • Reply
    February 19, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Have not tried one, putting it on my “try new things” list. Earl Grey is a classic fav of mine.

  • Reply
    February 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    i’d love to try this drink! and maybe add a splash of ginger

  • Reply
    February 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    A London Fog is my go-to Starbucks drink as well so I was thrilled to find this post! It’s rainy here today so I think I’ll be making one of these ASAP! I would love to try the Lavender. That sounds so yummy and the perfect touch to a London Fog. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I’m curious, what kind of frother do you have? I don’t have a steamer/espresso machine so I need a good frother!

  • Reply
    February 19, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Yummy this looks delicious!
    I would love to try the lavender or the jasmine. Both sound delicious!
    I love drinking my tea at my house to try to wake up while my almost-2 year old runs around the house playing.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply
    paige c
    February 19, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    I usually drink ginger/green tea but my sister is always raving about twiggings earl gray, i am interested in trying it!

  • Reply
    February 21, 2017 at 1:14 am

    I’m excited to try the Lavender. I’m an avid tea drinker and drink it with almond milk and honey.

  • Reply
    February 21, 2017 at 4:55 am

    I would love to try the extra bold earl grey. I’ve tried to add milk to my tea but I can’t get used to it so it’s just sugar for me!

  • Reply
    February 21, 2017 at 7:28 am

    The Lavender Earl Grey sounds so good! This would be a nice switch in the morning.

  • Reply
    February 23, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Oh they all sound delish! I’m torn between lavender and jasmine!!

  • Reply
    February 24, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Seems I missed out, but I would love the Lavender . Lavender in tea is nice.

  • Reply
    Julie Miller
    March 3, 2017 at 7:52 am

    You can always make frothy milk with a magic bullet blender. Whip milk in the magic bullet, then pop in a microwave for 20-30 seconds. Works really well when you don’t have a frother.

  • Reply
    April 7, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I have loved Earl Grey tea forever! The London Fog is my go to nightcap. Soon soothing.
    Your 10 year class reunion will be fun for you.
    Me………I’m gearing up for my 50th next year!!!

  • Reply
    August 25, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Earl Grey is my favorite tea! But to add lavender? Oh yes please!

  • Reply
    August 25, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Lavendar would be my choice. I have some lovely vanilla Earl grey that I am going to try this recipe with asap. Thanks!

  • Reply
    September 4, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I love Earl Grey – and I think the Lavender variety sounds intriguing. Would love to try a ‘cuppa’, and the London Fog sounds delish!

  • Reply
    September 4, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Oops! Forgot to tell you I love my tea with lemon and honey, or sometimes just a twist of orange.

  • Reply
    September 4, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    I’d love to try the lavender. I drink mine with just a splash of milk.

  • Reply
    September 20, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    I. Would love to try the jasmine. Yeh lavender also sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to make a London Fog 😀

  • Reply
    Gigi lange
    October 8, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    I would use the lavender in a London fog. I have a fondness for earl grey and with froth on it makes it even better

  • Reply
    October 27, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Ohh all of them sound wonderful, I have never heard of a London Fog, but this sounds just the thing for a cold day in northern Montana when temperatures drop, and I mean drop (43 below last year). So glad I saw this. Btw I think lavender, jasmine would be too flowery to share with hubby.

  • Reply
    Melissa Dowhower
    November 1, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    I love my tea with milk and honey, and I especially love Earl Grey… So I’m not sure what rock I’ve been hiding under, because I’ve never heard it called this 😂 but that lavender sounds delish!!

  • Reply
    November 10, 2017 at 8:12 am

    I love tea, I drink it every day! I make a cup or 2 and take it w/ me to walk the puppy! Especially Earl Grey and Jasmine! I would love to try this combo. I usually hv it w/ a touch of sweetener or honey but I must say the London Fog sounds fantastic so I’ll be trying that this morning! Thanks!

  • Reply
    December 3, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Would love to try the Jasmine Earl Grey.
    And I have my tea with just a slice of lemon.
    Thank you!

  • Reply
    December 6, 2017 at 8:01 am

    I would Love to try the Earl Grey! I’m a cream and sugar gal.

  • Reply
    December 11, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    My local coffee shop turned me on to London Fog two years ago, and I fell in Love! I hadn’t considered making it at home… The shop makes theirs with lavender, and it is AMAZING. I’d want to brew it with the extra bold Earl Gray. I am an Earl Gray with milk girl. 😊

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge

Join 5000+ members of the THM Community and get my free 10 Day Guide to Busting Your Stress.