Either you love it or hate it. Not talking about the purple hue, but the flower… which can also be used in your food.
For some, it invokes a connection to soap.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you’ll know that one of ultimate favourite teas is Earl Grey, especially a London Fog.
WHAT IS A LONDON FOG?
If you live on the West Coast, you may have heard of a drink called London Fog. (Psst, it was invented in Vancouver!)
It’s really just a fancy name for Earl Grey Tea Latte.
WHAT IS A TEA LATTE?
A tea latte is a drink consisting of equal parts tea and steamed/frothed milk.
It doesn’t contain any coffee.
INGREDIENTS IN LONDON FOG
A London Fog consists of:
- sweetened Earl Grey tea: I like using an Earl Grey tea with strong or double bergamot oil flavour.
- frothed milk: any type of milk or non-dairy alternative will work for this tea latte.
- hint of vanilla: a splash of vanilla extract ties the flavours together; use a good quality vanilla extract.
WHAT IS EARL GREY TEA?
Earl grey tea is a black tea with bergamot oil.
The bergamot oil gives the tea a bright citrus note and gives Earl Grey its distinctive taste and aroma.
I love Earl Grey and have used it in many of my recipes:
HOW TO MAKE A LAVENDER EARL GREY TEA LATTE/LONDON FOG
First, make the Homemade Purple Lavender Syrup which will add sweetness and that light floral lavender flavour to the London Fog.
Next, boil water and steep the Earl Grey tea in a mug.
Gently heat up your milk of choice, and use an electric frother to add a little foam.
Pour the frothed milk over the tea and add a splash of vanilla extract and 1-2 Tbsp of lavender syrup to your liking.
CAN I MAKE AN ICED LONDON FOG?
Absolutely. Just make the Earl Grey tea ahead of time, and let it chill in the fridge first.
Add some ice into a glass, lavender syrup, vanilla extract, and chilled tea.
Pour the cold frothed milk on top and enjoy.
CAN I LEAVE OUT THE LAVENDER SYRUP?
Sure, you can leave out the lavender syrup and make a simple syrup instead.
A simple syrup is equal parts of water and sugar.
This Lavender Earl Grey Tea Latte is my cozy-up drink, especially in the fall and winter.
It’s the best drink when I want to de-stress and have a cup of tea to myself.
It’s super simple to make. Try it out and let the calming aroma and flavour of lavender take you to a serene place.
OTHER EARL GREY RECIPES YOU MAY LIKE
If you love earl grey, you may enjoy these recipes:
Let me know if you try out the Lavender Earl Grey Tea Latte recipe! Tag me on Instagram @siftandsimmer or leave a comment below telling me your favourite tea. 🙂
Lavender Earl Grey Tea Latte/London Fog
For accuracy and precision in baking recipes, use weight (metric) measurements when available.
- 2 Earl Grey tea bags
- ½ C boiling hot water
- ½ C almond milk or milk of your choice
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 Tbsp homemade lavender syrup
- Make super strong tea by bringing water to a boil and placing the 2 tea bags into a mug. Pour the hot water over the tea bags and let it steep for 3-4 minutes.
- In a small saucepan, gently heat the milk until scalding and use a milk frother to create foam (or if you don't have a milk frother, you can use a whisk).
- Pour the warmed foamed milk over the tea, add vanilla extract and 1-2 Tbsp lavender syrup to your liking.
- Enjoy immediately.