London Fog is a popular creamy Earl Grey tea drink made with steamed milk and vanilla. Tea lattes like these are quickly becoming a new favorite for me this season. They’re lighter and much more flavorful than coffee, especially when you combine the fragrant taste of lavender and Earl Grey tea.
Earl Grey is a black tea that has been flavored with oil from the rind of the citrus fruit, bergamot. It has a distinct citrusy/florally flavor that people seem to either love or hate. It think it pairs well with lavender too, which is how I enjoy it often.
What I do differently with this latte is to flavor and froth a portion of the almond milk separately and then mix it all together. I just LOVE my Milk Frother and use it often. It adds a little something special to this latte and also makes a great cappuccino or a foamy hot chocolate. It’s one of my favorite kitchen tools and is very inexpensive too!
I get these London Fogs sometimes at the local cafes, but I have to admit that I prefer my homemade version much better! I hope you enjoy this latte and please tag me and #wifemamafoodie on Instagram if you make it!
- Place ¼ cup very warm almond milk into a large mug. Break up the lavender pods by rubbing between your fingers and place into a mesh tea ball. Let steep for 3-5 minutes. (If you don't have a tea ball, you can place the lavender directly into the milk and strain after steeping)
- Place remaining ¼ cup milk and ½ cup water into a small saucepan and let come to a simmer on the stove over medium heat. Alternatively you can place liquid into a microwave safe dish and heat for 1.5-2 minutes in the microwave, or until hot. Turn heat off and add the earl grey teabags. Steep the tea for 2-4 minutes, according to package directions. Remove tea bags and sweeten with honey or sugar, to taste.
- While the tea is steeping, strain lavender from the milk and add vanilla extract. Feel free to add some sweetener too, if you like your lattes sweet. Use a Milk Frother to froth the milk until foamy and doubled in volume.
- Pour earl grey tea into foamed milk and gently stir together. Makes one 12oz. serving.