Hello, bookish friends!
It is officially hot drink season. I love drinking tea year round, but I had never had a London Fog until a few years ago when I went to visit my friend in Seattle.
A London Fog is essentially an Earl Grey Tea latte–picture a mug of tea that’s fragrant, creamy, and has a generous dollop of foam on top. It’s basically coziness in a cup. Count me in! 🙂
Here are the steps to make a basic London Fog:
- Brew your Earl Grey tea. (Earl Grey has a little bit of bergamot in it, which makes it smell divine!) I’d recommend making a strong brew, since you’ll be adding other flavors. (Steeping the tea in a half cup of boiling hot water for 3-5 minutes should do the trick.)
- Heat a half cup of milk. (Hot but not boiling.) Use a whisk or milk frother to whip up a cap of foam. (I bought a milk frother from IKEA for under five dollars the other year. Best. Purchase. Ever. If you don’t have a milk frother, you can also put the hot milk in a heat-safe bottle or jar and shake vigorously until things get frothy.)
- Add the frothed milk to your tea, and then drop in a splash of vanilla extract (~1 tsp.) You can add more to taste, of course.
- Optional: I also like to sprinkle just a touch of ground cinnamon on top of the foam because it makes me feel fancy.
And that’s it! Enjoy! 🙂
P.S. If you liked this hot drink, you might also want to check out Aunt Tulia’s Hot Chocolate.