Have you ever wondered how to make a London Fog Drink? 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.
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 Drink. 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. The most important factors are these:
- The right kind of tea- good quality Earl Grey Tea is essential
- Hot, foamy milk – you can use whatever kind of milk you like but I prefer almond or oat milk in my lattes
- Vanilla – Starbucks uses their pumps of vanilla but vanilla extract will work just find
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 and remains a nice afternoon treat and caffeine post for those extra tired days.
Do You Need a Frother?
Nope! I prefer to use one since upgrading my frother bit mainly so I can eat the foam with a spoon. You can always heat your milk in the microwave or on a stovetop, though if you have a frother I highly recommend it!
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!Print
How To Make a London Fog
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 mug 1x
- 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
- Steep your tea bag in the hot water for 3-5 mins (depending on strength preference)
- Mix together almond milk and vanilla extract and steam or froth depending on what tools you have.*
- Stir sweetener in with steeped tea and top with frothed milk.
- 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!
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!
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