Recipe // London Fog Tea Latte

That fancy drink you shell out money for at Starbucks? Yeah, you can make it at home. And it tastes 100x better! Learn how to make a London Fog Tea Latte >>>>

What's the weather like at your house? In Lancaster it definitely feels like fall most days, gets down into the 40s at night and is windy and cool during the day. But we also keep having random 80° days. I don't even pretend to understand this weather. All I know is that the mornings are now perfect for enjoying tea. I do drink hot tea in the summertime but sometimes it's just too hot, even with A/C, so now that it's cool I'm making up for missed morning teas. 

One of my favorite cozy tea drinks is a London Fog Tea Latte. Instead of water, the tea is made with milk and includes some sweet vanilla flavored syrup. This is a sweet drink but you can adjust the sweetness to your liking. When I worked at the cafe I cannot even tell you how many London Fogs I drank over the winter. If you're not a fan of Earl Grey, the traditional tea latte tea, substitute any type of tea! I love it with a floral herbal tea as well, mostly because it is extra sweet tasting. Cozy up with your favorite book, a yummy smelling candle, some short bread cookies (Walker's are my fave), and a London Fog and you will be set for a cozy fall day.

Yields:

 1 mug          

Prep Time:

 2 minutes          

Cook Time:

1 minute          

Total Time:

 3 mintues

Ingredients:

1 Earl Grey tea bag (if using loose leaf tea, tie

the tea bag

closed)

1-2 Tbsp Vanilla Syrup  

Milk

Jar with lid

Directions:

1. Pour the vanilla syrup into the bottom of your mug. Start with 1 Tbsp and you can always add in more syrup at the end if it's not sweet enough for you.

2. Place the tea bag in the mug.

3. Heat and froth the milk in the jar. I like this

tutorial from The Kitchn

. You can use any type of milk but 2% milk will froth the best. I used almond milk in the photos above and non-dairy milks get more bubbly than frothy but they still get that lovely airy texture on top. The amount of milk you use will depend on the size of your mug. I ended up using about two cups.

4. Using a spoon to hold back the froth (again, see the tutorial from

The Kitchn

for details) pour the milk over the syrup and tea bag. Pour/spoon the froth on top. You will leave your tea bag will you drink but if you are taking your time to sip it, you may want to remove it once it starts tasting a bit strong.