With piping hot Earl Grey tea, hints of vanilla and warm foamy milk, London Fogs make for the perfect evening treat for a cozy night in. These tea lattes can easily be made with caffeinated or caffeine-free tea, so they can be a delicious late-night alternative to coffee, especially if you don’t want to disrupt your sleep schedule.
This recipe is ideal for those living in the dorms or an off-campus apartment as it only requires two mugs, a microwave and a milk frother. If you don’t have access to a milk frother, don’t worry. Amazon can have one at your front door in a few days. VALLEY highly recommends the Bdoum Schiuma Battery Operated Milk Frother. This hand-held milk frother only needs 2 AA batteries and can be easily stored in small spaces. Currently only $7.19 on Amazon, Bdoum’s milk frother makes for a great investment and will transform your homemade tea and coffee game.
For this recipe, VALLEY also recommends using Starbucks or Torani vanilla syrup and Bigelow Earl Grey Tea. While you can absolutely customize your London Fog with any milk of your preference, VALLEY finds that two percent milk works best for making milk foam.
What You’ll Need
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 bags Earl Grey tea
- 1-2 tablespoons vanilla syrup
- 2 mugs
- 1 milk frother
What You’ll Do
- Heat water in the microwave for about 1 minute and 30 seconds
- Add tea bags to the water and let steep for 4 minutes
- Add milk to a second mug and microwave for 45 seconds or until steaming
- Remove tea bags from the first mug and add vanilla syrup
- Combine tea and vanilla syrup using the milk frother
- To create milk foam, hold milk frother in hot milk and gently move frother up and down until milk thickens
- Pour milk foam into tea
If you’re looking for something sweet to pair with your London Fog tea latte, VALLEY highly recommends Lotus Biscoff Cookies and Daelmans Caramel Stroopwafels. While Biscoff Cookies can be enjoyed on the side, try dunking one right into your London Fog to make this sweet, crunchy cookie melt in your mouth. If you decide to pair your London Fog with a Caramel Stroopwafel, try setting it on top of your mug for a minute or so before eating it. The heat from your London Fog will warm up the caramel center, making for a gooey caramel treat.
Trying out this recipe at home or in your dorm room? Make sure to tag @VALLEYmag on Instagram to show off your London Fog creations.