Cozy Cuppa: How to Make a London Fog Drink
Amanda Norcross • October 19, 2021
Fun Fact: The London Fog was not invented in London! Instead, it was invented in Vancouver, Canada, by a pregnant woman named Mary Loria. Because she was pregnant and abstaining from coffee, she requested an alternative at her neighborhood coffee shop, the Buckwheat Cafe. There, the baristas concocted a tea-based drink, coining it the London Fog.
What Is a London Fog Drink?
The London Fog is a hot drink that combines Earl Grey tea, vanilla syrup and steamed milk, and creates a cloud-like appearance (hence the name). Sometimes referred to as a London Fog Tea Latte, it’s sweet and simple, and makes the ultimate cozy drink on a cold and/or dreary day.
How to Make a London Fog Drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
- 1 or 2 bags of Earl Grey tea
- 1 oz. vanilla syrup: Amoretti, Monin and Torani all make a good vanilla syrup.
- Milk of choice: If you’re wanting a thick tea drink, use cow’s milk or, if you prefer a plant-based alternative, try oat milk.
- Pour hot/boiling water over Earl Grey tea into your mug, filling the mug about half-full.
- Steep for 3 minutes and remove the tea.
- Add 1 oz. of vanilla syrup to the tea.
- Froth warmed milk or steam your milk of choice.
- Pour milk into your mug and enjoy!
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