I love Earl Grey tea, and it's even better made as a London Fog Tea Latte! It's so easy to make, perfect on a cold rainy day.
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.
What is London Fog Tea Latte?
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.
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, or use Lavender Earl Grey Tea.
How to Make London Fog Latte
Most homes don't have fancy cappuccino machines to make steamed milk. I have the Nespresso milk steamer which works perfectly to heat up the milk. Otherwise, heat up the milk in a saucepan on the stove. Just be careful not to burn the milk by overheating.
The other part to this recipe is to make a strong brewed steeped tea. 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, and is how you need to steep your tea. The milk to tea ratio is about 50:50, but you can adjust ratios to your personal preference.
You can't steep the teabag directly into the hot milk, as the milk fats don't allow the tea to be fully released. That's 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.
London Fog Tea Latte is so easy to make, creamy, smooth and delicious. Steeped Earl Grey Tea with steamed milk and vanilla syrup, a modern twist on a classic. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
- 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.