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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
    Miriam
    September 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

    I will like to try the extra bold.. my tea I usually drink it with just lemon but I am definitely going to try this recipe …

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    Denise Osborn
    April 10, 2019 at 12:07 am

    I have never heard of a London Fog but can’t wait to try it.

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      Tammy
      August 4, 2019 at 4:48 am

      I haven’t either, Denise! But it does sound really good. I’m not a huge fan of hot tea(I’m from southeast Texas, and we are known for our iced tea in the south-sweetened, of course), but I love lattes so I’m eager to try a London Fog and see if I have a new go-to drink.

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    Menunell
    March 27, 2019 at 11:29 am

    I love Earl Gray Tea’s Can’t wait to try them all Have not seen the New one in the stores yet though

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    Dawn
    March 18, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    The Earl Grey Lavender sounds wonderful, yet the jasmine and extra bold do as well. I really enjoy the starbucks London Fog as well, thats why this recipe spoke to me. Thank you!

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    Teresa
    February 19, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    The lavender sounds amazing! Maybe even plain Earl Grey with a splash of rose water?

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    Mindy Morris
    February 19, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    I want to try the one with lavender. I had my first london fog last week. I loved it! It was iced!

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    Autumn Oswald
    February 17, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    I would love to try the lavender. I usually drink my tea with a little honey or maple syrup depending on what I am drinking. I have made a London fog … so yummy! I like mine with coconut milk.

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    Victoria
    February 17, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I Love Earl Gray tea, wasn’t awards of the new flavors! Would love to try the Jasmine. I’ve never had a London Fog but will definitely be trying it !?

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    Sue
    February 17, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    It looks like lavender is the most wanted. It is also what I would like. I’m in my 80s and love a cup of hot tea with honey. It is so soothing and makes me feel good. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest.

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    Brisja
    February 14, 2019 at 12:16 am

    I drink tea every day. I start each morning with iced tea, no matter where in the world I happen to be. I often drink hot tea at night. If I am out, and it’s cold outside, I like to have a chai. I haven’t seen these new teas yet, but am especially interested in trying the lavender Earl Grey. That sounds fabulous!

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    Elizabeth
    February 12, 2019 at 9:58 am

    I’d be interested in trying all of them! I love a variety of tea and will drink it iced, hot, latte. My go-to non coffee drink right now is an immune boosting tea blend.

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    Lisa B
    February 11, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    I would love to try the lavender and have never had a London Fog but it sounds great! I love hot tea with honey

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