How to make the perfect London Fog tea latte.

How to make the perfect London Fog Tea Latte

The London Fog tea latte is easily the most well known tea latte; you’re likely to find it at your local coffee or tea shop. It’s traditionally made with an earl grey tea, vanilla, and steamed milk. A simple and delicious afternoon pick me up.

But don’t let the chic name fool you, this latte doesn’t originate from London. It’s said to be created in Canada by a pregnant woman, Mary Loria, who was looking for a coffee alternative. London has nothing to do with the drink, but nobody cares because the second you sip this infamously delicious tea latte, you’ll forget coffee even exists. Thanks, Mary!

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How to make the perfect London Fog tea latte.

This recipe makes one 16 oz tea latte- vegan & gluten free!

You will need:

  • Earl Grey tea

  • Vanilla syrup OR vanilla extract & raw sugar

  • Milk of your choice (I use almond or oat which make it vegan friendly)

  • Milk frother

  • Measuring glass

  • Tea strainer

Start by brewing your tea: measure 2 heaping teaspoons (or two tea bags) of your earl grey tea into your measuring glass and add 10 oz boiling water. Set aside and brew for 5 or 6 minutes. While tea is brewing, add 1 oz vanilla syrup to your mug. If you’re not using syrup, use 1/4 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tsp raw sugar (obviously add more sugar to taste if you have a sweet tooth). While you’re still waiting for your tea to brew, measure out 4 oz milk and steam/froth and set aside (steaming your milk will add air to the tea, making it warm, creamy, and thick). When your tea is done steeping, strain into your mug, stir the tea & syrup (or vanilla extract and sugar) together, top with your steamed milk.

NOTE: If you use my earl grey tea, it has vanilla extract powder in the blend and you probably won’t need to use as much vanilla syrup!

As always, if you don’t have a steamer or a frothing wand you can always just add in warm milk.

Beautiful Mug with Lady Wednesday Tea

This is one of my favorite tea lattes as well as a top selling tea latte at my shop. It does a great job at providing warmth and comfort on a cold & rainy day. Maybe that’s why Mary named it London Fog?

Happy Brewing!

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