I discovered Earl Grey tea in college. I was an avid Lipton Black Tea consumer for years, but when I found out that my favorite Starbucks-affiliated on-campus coffee pit stop didn’t carry my drug of choice, I had to adjust.
The only black tea on the menu was Tazo’s Earl Grey. Or should I say, the only tea that wasn’t accompanied by the words “fruity,” “passion,” or “caffeine-free.” Homey don’t play that game.
Bringing that Venti sized, steaming cup back to my table, I was skeptical. First off, it smelled like Fruit Loops. Seriously, take a wiff of that bergamot and see for yourself! Secondly, it was literally not my cup of tea.
But years later, the only thing that can get me to sit down, focus, and pump out a productive work day is Earl Grey tea.
Foggy London Latte Recipe
A twist on my favorite hot tea, the Foggy London Latte, is everywhere! It’s a sweet, creamy, comfort drink for those rainy or snowy days.
Here’s What You Will Need:
- Your Favorite Earl Grey Tea Bags or an Earl Grey K-Cup
- Sugar or Your Favorite Sweetener
- Vanilla Extract
- Lavender, Optional
Here’s How It’s Done:
Brew your Earl Grey Tea and Lavender together. If you use a Keurig brewing system, just brew the tea over the lavender and let it steep. You can steep longer for a stronger tea, which is going to give you a deeper Earl Grey flavor. Remove the tea bag and strain your lavender.
Add in about 1/2 a cup of steamed milk and 1 tbsp of sweetener with the 1/4 tsp vanilla. To steam your milk, you can heat it on the stove (don’t let it boil!) or in the microwave. You can adjust these elements to taste as well.
Serve your creation with biscotti or a warm chocolate chip cookie.