Thursday 18 April 2013

London Fog – Just like Starbucks

Anybody who knows Disneyboi and I know our love of Starbucks. If you are looking for either one of us, more often than not we are sipping beverages in our local ‘bux. It has been said that we should get shares in the place.

I usually plump for a filter coffee, sugar-free vanilla syrup and soy milk. But Disneyboi sometimes goes for something altogether different. London Fog. What the heckythump is that you might ask? I wondered myself – and to be honest so do some baristas.

London Fog can also be called Early Grey Tea Latte or  Vanilla Tea Misto. It originated in Vancouver in Canada and there are differing types of ways to make the drink. But I made mines a nice and simple way…

Early Grey Tea Bag
Semi-skimmed milk
1 ½ tbsp vanilla syrup

Measure the milk in the cup you are going to enjoy the drink from. Pour this into a saucepan and add the teabag. Slowly bring the milk and teabag to a simmer.

In the meantime add the vanilla syrup to the cup.

Once the milk is slowly bubbling, remove from the heat. I frothed mines up a little at this point. Remove the teabag and place into the cup on top of the vanilla syrup. Then pour the milk over the top of these.

And that is it. It is quite a flexible recipe. Add more or less syrup according to taste, add more than one teabag if you love the bergamot flavour, or remove the bag after boiling the milk. Up to you.

I am not a fan of sweet tea, mines has to be just with a splash of milk. But this is very different than sweet tea and I do like a London Fog now and again. Go on, give it a try!


  1. Haha I've never even heard of London Fog before and I'm living in Vancouver! It's probably because I don't drink tea or coffee though! That is a good amount of froth on top there!

  2. How exciting - a little independent cafe in Leicester makes this and I've always wondered how. Will have to try it out. Thanks for sharing xx


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