London fog – tea heaven

Scoops Cafe - London Fog recipe and tips

What is a London Fog?

For those of you who don’t know, a London Fog is a sweetened earl grey tea latte with foamy milk and vanilla. Also known as an Earl Grey Tea Latte originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The most important factors are these:

  • The right kind of tea- good quality Earl Grey Tea is essential, at Scoops we use Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea Co. Earl grey
  • Hot, foamy milk – you can use whatever kind of milk you like in a latte
  • Vanilla – some coffee shops use their pumps of vanilla but vanilla extract is superior
  • Sweetener – sugar or a sugar-alternative, as you wish

 

Vermont Artiscan Coffee & Tea co. Earl Grey is produced by adding bergamot flower blossoms to the black tea during the drying process. This natural floral infusion produces a synergy between the two resulting in a beautifully aromatic medium bodied tea.

 

Scoops Cafe - Vanilla beans

 

However you make your London Fog, we hope you love this drink every bit as much as we do!

 

Scoops Cafe - loose leaf tea

 

Scoops’ London Fog Recipe

  1. Place the teabag in a mug with boiling water and allow it to steep for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Remove the teabag, add a shot of vanilla essence and sweeten the tea, as desired.
  3. While the tea is steeping, heat the milk in a pan or in the microwave until steaming.
  4. Use a milk frother for about 15 seconds, until the milk doubles in size and is super foamy.
  5. Pour the milk and froth over the hot tea and stir gently.
  6. Remove teabag and enjoy!

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