A London Fog (Also known as an Earl Grey Latte) is essentially Earl Grey tea and steamed milk, together in frothy goodness. It’s not exactly healthy or easy to make, but this is my special recipe for a London Fog. I’m lazy, so I have one of those automatic milk frothing machine and I just use that to make the milk. If you use one of these, set it 140 Fahrenheit for ideal results.
Its a beverage I enjoy every morning, and have developed a perfect recipe for.
What you’ll need:
- 12 Ounces of boiling water
- 1 tablespoon Earl Grey tea
- 1 teaspoon Paris blended tea
- About 4 ounces of milk (I prefer whole milk for the creaminess, but whatever you’d want in a latte will work perfectly)
- 4 tablespoons vanilla syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Paste
What devices you will need:
- Something to steam milk with
- A basket infuser, or the filter out of your coffee maker
- A cup you can put boiling water in (Not the mug you”ll serve the drink in!)
How to make it:
- Put the tea in the bottom of your cup (Both kinds). Do not put it in any infuser – mix it directly with the water (This makes it stronger!) Pour the boiling water over it. Give that 5 minutes to steep.
- While that is steeping, steam your milk with the vanilla syrup mixed in.
- Pour the tea through the basket infuser to filter out the leaves.
- Stir the vanilla paste into your brewed tea, and then pour the steamed milk in.
A few extra notes:
- You can use lavender Earl Grey tea for even more flavor
- If you want to make the vanilla syrup yourself, just make simple syrup (1:1 water-to-sugar ratio) with 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract for every half cup of water
- The Paris tea isn’t something you need for the recipe, but I think it adds a nice flavor to the drink.