I love Earl Grey tea, and it’s even better in a London Fog Tea Latte! It’s so easy to make, perfect on a cold rainy day.
It’s thought that this recipe originated in Vancouver, which is where I first tried it. If not Vancouver, then somewhere in the Pacific Northwest! I think it really took off in popularity when Starbucks released their version of this tea latte. It’s kind of an updated way to enjoy Earl Grey tea.
What is London Fog Tea Latte?
London Fog Tea Latte is brewed strong Earl Grey tea, mixed with hot steamed milk, with a shot of vanilla syrup. Some recipes have now added a hint of lavender, but I prefer the way I first enjoyed this. The milk to tea ratio is about 50:50, but I like to brew a stronger tea, and increase the milk in the latte. Strongly brewed tea in Russia is called zavarka, which is like a tea concentrate that is diluted with boiling water. It’s how Russians traditionally enjoy tea. This recipe is similar, except using hot steamed milk instead of water.
You can’t steep the teabag directly into the hot milk, as the milk fats don’t allow the tea to be fully released, which is why you need to prepare a strong brew. The ratio needs to be right, too much water then it tastes like regular Earl Grey Tea. Too little tea, then the latte is too milky and lacks flavor. You can substitute any types of milk you like, from skim to almond or soy.
I am using TWG Tea, which is a luxury tea brand from Singapore, because their tea quality is absolutely amazing. This recipe was made with their French Earl Grey, but you can use any Earl Grey, or even Lavender Earl Grey if you can find it.
London Fog Tea Latte is so easy to make, creamy, smooth and delicious. Steeped Earl Grey Tea with steamed milk and vanilla, a modern twist on a classic. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
London Fog Tea Latte
London Fog Tea Latte is so easy to make, creamy, smooth and delicious. Steeped Earl Grey Tea with steamed milk and a shot of vanilla, a modern twist on a classic.
- 1 cup water
- 2 Earl Grey Tea Bags
- 2 cups steamed milk
- 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup
Bring water to a boil, add the tea bags and allow to steep for about 5 minutes
Prepare the steamed milk, either using a milk frother or in a saucepan over the stove.
Prepare 2 mugs or latte glasses. Pour half a cup of strong tea into each glass. Add 1 tablespoon of vanilla syrup in each glass and top up hot steamed milk.