Hot tea is a perfect match for steamed milk in the very popular London Fog drink. I’ve enjoyed my tea with a splash of milk for as long as I can remember. My sister taught me how to make a London Fog while I was visiting her over the holidays.
The London Fog is my favorite tea drink these days and I’ve been making this almost every night for two weeks now. This is one of the easiest drinks you will ever make and I promise it is so much more than the sum of the ingredients.
I love Sweet and Spicy Good Earth Tea for this drink; it is the first tea I have ever enjoyed without adding sweeteners to it. The more traditional London Fog drink is made with Earl Grey Tea and a splash of vanilla syrup. The vanilla takes the very fragrant edge off the Earl Grey and I really like it! (This is despite the fact that I’ve sworn hatred for the “perfume-y” Earl Grey for as long as I can remember. It simply works beautifully for this combination of flavors.) My favorites aside, you can make a London Fog with any flavor or type of tea that you already love.
I buy decaffeinated for both of the teas mentioned here, so that I can enjoy these at night and not wind up wide awake at midnight. If the caffeine doesn’t bother you, or if you are a morning tea drinker, be brave and go for the caffeinated versions as well. However you make it, I hope you love this drink every bit as much as I do!
- 3/4 cup or 6 ounces hot tea
- 1/4 cup or 2 ounces hot milk
- Optional: sweetener of your choice or shot of Vanilla Coffee Syrup
- Place the teabag in a mug with boiling water and allow it to steep for 5 minutes. Remove the teabag, add a shot of vanilla syrup and/or sweeten the tea, as desired. While the tea is steeping, heat the milk in a pan or in the microwave until steaming. Use a milk frother for about 15 seconds, until the milk doubles in size and is super foamy. Pour the milk and froth over the hot tea and stir gently. Enjoy!
If you don't already own a milk frother, I can't recommend one highly enough! I use mine for lattes, frothing milk for cocoa, and for making my beloved Cafe con Leche almost every day. This is the milk frother that I've been using for almost three years and I absolutely love it. (I've also used $3 frothers from both Ikea and World Market and they work great, though admittedly they aren't nearly as fast or sturdy.)