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How To Make a London Fog Drink

February 14, 2019

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!

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.

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…).

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!What is a London Fog?

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!

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!

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How To Make a London Fog

Ingredients

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  • 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
  • 12 tsp raw honey, maple syrup or sweetener of choice

Instructions

  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!

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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  • Reply
    Dorothy Whitlock
    February 10, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    I love the Twinings brand and would enjoy trying the new blend!

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    Heather
    February 10, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    I’ve never heard of a London fog, but I want one now! I love earl grey! And I would LOVE to try the lavender version. I also want to learn how to froth milk…?

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    Danielle
    February 7, 2019 at 8:27 am

    I would love to try the Lavender Earl Grey or the Jasmine Earl Grey. My daughter (5) and I drink a cup of tea every night before bed. We have tried a bunch of different teas but have found that we like the Lipton Sleepytime tea the best. I haven’t been able to find a Lavender tea sound my area, backwoods Maine. We just steep the tea bag and drink.

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    Karen Frangoulis
    February 3, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Would love to try extra bold!

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    Dodie
    January 31, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Toss up between lavender and jasmine! (Do I get any competitive edge by noting this year is my 40th high school reunion? Love every decade better than the terrific last!)

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    Lindsey
    January 31, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Ooo the lavender sounds right up my alley! Thanks for this recipe!

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    Mella Bantseev
    January 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    We love to drink our Earl Grey with Peppermint and Vanilla and a spoon of honey. I like almond milk in mine, my husband not so much. I would love to do the frothy thing too, and when I visit my mom I use her machine that does all those fancy things! We have also started to use some essential oils in our teas! Earl Grey with an extra drop of bergamont, a drop of peppermint, etc. Lavender sounds lovely too! I will have to try.

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    Pamela
    January 24, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    I would love to try the earl grey lavender!! I usually drink my tea black, but I do enjoy a good lemon ginger honey tea every once in a while!

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    Rachel
    January 20, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Well now I feel silly! This post is from 2017. Lol oh well. Still excited to try this.

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    Rachel
    January 20, 2019 at 8:00 am

    The early grey was the first tea I tried and liked! Loved actually! The jasmine tea sounds wonderful to try. I usually just do honey, but am wanting to try a creamer version as I’m trying to get away from coffee. Can’t wait to try this!

    I actually am wanting to host tea and Bible study with ladies at church! Fingers crossed on the tea set!

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    Dorothy J
    January 19, 2019 at 12:44 am

    Lavender – I have recently (thanks to my daughter) discovered London Fog drinks. I think lavender would put the beverage over the top. Thanks for sharing!

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    Tanya
    January 12, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    I haven’t met a tea I didn’t like. All the new earl grey flavors sound wonderful. It’s so hard to pick. I think the jasmine would be the first I’d like to try. A steamy cup with cream and a touch of sugar. Perfect.

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