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How To Make a London Fog Drink

October 4, 2021

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
  • Sweetener – you can opt out of sweetener but I do find a little bit of raw honey builds out the flavor of this London Fog

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!

How to Make a London Fog

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

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

Is a London Fog Caffeinated?

Yes it is. While it has much less caffeine than a coffee or espresso, Black Tea does contain caffeine. I find it’s an easier caffeine boost for that 3:00 PM crash because it doesn’t contain quite as much caffeine as coffee. You could also opt for decaf earl grey tea if you prefer.

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How To Make a London Fog

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!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 mug 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Diet: Vegan

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!

Keywords: London Fog, How to Make a 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!

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  • 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! 🙂

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    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!

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    Marnie
    February 14, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    All about the lavender! I drink my tea with heavy cream- guilty pleasure. <3

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      Kim
      January 2, 2018 at 1:47 am

      Doesn’t the cream curdle? Tea+milk…always

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    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.

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    Karlie
    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!

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    Erika
    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

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    Brittany
    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!

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      Brittany
      February 14, 2017 at 11:58 am

      Oh! And thanks for the recipe!

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      Melissa Long-Blevins
      November 13, 2018 at 12:52 pm

      I am an Earl Grey kind of girl! I, absolutely, love a large cup with milk anytime. I usually do not have a “follow the crowd” mentality but the Twining’s Lavender Earl Grey does sound divine. Twinings is my favorite brand.

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    Jeune
    February 14, 2017 at 11:47 am

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

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    June Caron
    February 14, 2017 at 11:41 am

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

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    Beverly
    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.

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    ELIZABETH
    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!

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    Dori
    February 14, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Extra Bold! I like mine with milk and honey.

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