If you love the flavor of Earl Grey tea, you'll love the taste of a London Fog. It tastes like a sweet vanilla latte, with savory hints of floral black tea swirled through it. Earl Grey tea gets its signature flavor from the addition of bergamot, which is a bitter citrus fruit found all over Europe.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Earl Grey loose tea or tea sachet (we suggest teas below)
Regular white sugar works too.
- Vanilla Extract
- Filtered water / or tap
Any kind you prefer — I like oat milk.
- French press or electric milk frother, mixer or whisk
- Glass teapot with strainer
Electric kettle / water heater
To heat up water easily and quickly.
HOW TO MAKE IT
There are two parts to this drink:
- Earl Grey tea
- Frothed milk
STEP 1: Boil water.
Boil water on the stovetop or use an electric kettle with a temperature setting (water set to 208°F).
STEP 2: Combine tea, and hot water in a teapot.
For each cup of London Fog, use 1.5 teaspoons of Earl Grey.
STEP 3: Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.
While tea is steeping, make the frothed milk.
STEP 4: Heat milk.
Heat milk on the stovetop by simmering on low until it gets hot. Keep careful watch to make sure the milk doesn’t come to a boil. Stir occasionally.
STEP 5: Pour hot milk into a French press.
STEP 6: Pump French press plunger until milk doubles in volume.
STEP 7: Strain tea leaves and pour tea into a cup.
STEP 8: Stir in sugar and vanilla extract.
STEP 9: Pour frothed milk from the French press into cup with tea. (make a fun design if you want )
Serve when proper temperature and enjoy.
Fun Fact : This famous tea latte got its start on the West Coast
A regular customer named Mary Loria was pregnant and could no longer drink coffee, so she asked for an alternative to her daily brew and received a concoction of steamed milk with Earl Grey tea and a little vanilla, which became commonly known as a London Fog