How to Make a London Fog
London Fog may sound like a weather report for the capital of the United Kingdom. Spoiler alert - it isn't. So what is a London Fog? It's actually a latte with a base of earl grey steeped in boiling water, layered with frothy hot milk. The “London Fog” consists of the classically British Earl Grey, which is a mixture of black tea and bergamot oil, adding citrusy notes to the flavor profile. Despite the name, it is said to have been created in Vancouver, Canada.
To make yourself a comforting London Fog, all you need is an earl grey tea-bag, hot milk of choice, vanilla, and any sweetener you’d like.
Stay tuned to discover how to make a London Fog.
Prep Time: 10 mins.
Step #1. Prepare Ingredients
Step #2. Infuse the Earl Grey Tea
Infuse the tea bag in the boiling water (it should infuse for about 5 minutes). Remove the tea bag.
Step #3. Add Sweetener & Vanilla
Add the sugar, honey or sweetener, to taste. Add the vanilla. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
Step #4. Whisk the Hot Milk
Whisk the hot milk until it forms froth at the top (you can use a milk frother, whisk or steamer.) Pour it into the hot tea.
Step #5. Enjoy Your London Fog
Sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve.
This simple recipe is your ticket to enjoying a DIY café-quality mug of London Fog at home – or a fancy British teacup if you prefer. It results in a pale caramel-colored drink beneath a creamy, white cloud of milk froth. With hints of vanilla, London Fog has a refreshing combination of floral black tea and a subtle zest – this flavor hits all your taste buds.
You might be wondering, “Does Earl Grey tea have caffeine in it?” Yes, a standard cup of earl grey does have about 40 milligrams of caffeine because it contains black tea. That makes London Fog a fantastic morning energizer or afternoon pick-me-up. As for how long to steep earl grey, it should take only about 5 minutes to extract the full flavor. Adding your sweetener of choice – honey, sugar, agave – makes drinking your London Fog, perhaps at home in your velvet armchair, such a delicacy.
If you’re really feeling luxurious, sprinkle some dried lavender on top. Alternatively, you can infuse lavender with the earl grey in the water, to really complete the floral flavor of London Fog.
The London Fog Latte will make you feel like you’re roaming the streets of London – hopefully with more sunlight than fog.
How to Make a London Fog
- 1 Earl Grey tea bag
- ½ cup boiling water
- Sugar, honey or your favorite sweetener to taste
- ¼ tsp. vanilla
- ½ cup hot milk or almond milk
- Cinnamon ground
- Infuse the tea bag in the boiling water (it should infuse for about 5 minutes). Remove the tea bag.
- Add the sugar, honey or sweetener, to taste. Add the vanilla. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
- Whisk the hot milk until it forms froth at the top (you can use a milk frother, whisk or steamer.) Pour it into the hot tea.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve.
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