So you’ve had a Latte before but have you had a London Fog Tea Latte? Don’t be fooled by the name, this delicious hot beverage actually originated in Vancouver, Canada. You may not have heard of it, but it is fast growing in popularity as a favorite tea drink for many people to make at home.
What is in a London Fog drink?
The latte-like drink is seen in more and more coffee shops around the world today as coffee shops seek to venture through the midst of their competition. It is a luxurious and tasty tea that rivals coffee lattes and Chai lattes as a version for lovers of Earl Grey tea.
What started out as a Canadian West coast creation is spreading around the world – London Fog tea is fast becoming one of our favorite brews!
London Fog recipe
Weather you’re a latte drinker thinking of getting into teas, or an earl grey tea drinker looking to jazz things up a bit, this recipe is for you. If you have tried Indian style milk tea, this is a modern twist on it with Earl Grey and Frothed milk.
16 oz of milk
1 shot of vanilla syrup per 16 oz of milk
Earl Grey or Cream Earl Grey loose-leaf tea
Whipped Cream (optional)
1. Prepare the tea
Brew a small amount of Earl Grey tea using half the water you would usually use. The idea is to make an Earl Grey concentrate. Steep your Earl Grey or Cream Earl Grey loose-leaf tea for 3-5 minutes in your favourite tea infuser. Alternatively, you can also use your favourite tea bag if you like.
2. Make the steamed frothed milk
While the tea is steeping, heat 16 ounces of milk. When the milk is heated, froth the milk with a Milk Frother, lifting the frother up and down while circulating to create the best froth.
Remember that to steam milk and make rich froth, the lighter the milk, the more frothy it gets. Heavier and creamier milk creates more dense foam that will fold in sooner.
3. Pour the froth over the steeped tea!
Once milk is frothed, add the frothed milk into the steeped Earl Grey tea in your glass. We like the Verona Double Walled glass mug because you can see the tea with the frothed milk. Also, the double walled glass keeps your tea warm longer. the shape of the Verona is perfect for any latte, chai latte, or even latte coffee.
You can vanilla syrup to taste or even top it off with a spoonful of whipped cream for a little extra richness.
London Fog drink variations
There are many variation of this recipe as well! Here are some of our favorites:
The Manchester Fog
Made with Earl Grey tea, soy milk froth and sugar-free vanilla syrup
The Dublin Fog
Made with Irish Breakfast tea, milk froth and vanilla syrup
The Bangalore Fog
Massala Chai tea, milk froth, vanilla syrup. This is essentially a vanilla chai latte.
The Tokyo Fog
Matcha green tea, milk froth, vanilla syrup.
So what do you think? Did you like it? Do you have your own twists on the recipe for this tea latte? Let us know below!
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