I have always enjoyed tea, but lately I have been loving Early Grey tea lattes, also known as the London Fog. It’s a warm, comforting, happy place.
A traditional london fog is steamed milk, simple syrup with a dash of vanilla, and strong earl grey tea. I have been making my own concoction at home with a little homemade lavender simple syrup, and it’s the bomb dot com.
Some of my favorite Earl Grey Teas:
If you like loose leaf, I love David’s Teas. They have so many fun and unique flavors.
Check out all their Earl Grey options here. The ‘cream of earl grey’ is really good, but ‘the earl’s valentine’ sounds really yummy. I may have to order that one next.
Lavender London Fog:
3/4 cup almond milk
3/4 cup hot water
One earl grey tea bag
1 TBS lavender simple syrup (recipe below)
1. Steep the tea bag in hot water for 3-5 minutes.
2. Heat up the almond milk in a sauce pan and froth it. If you have a steamer even better! I’ve seen videos of people putting the milk in a mason jar and shaking it until frothy.
I like to use this hand held milk frother.
Or if you want something a bit fancier, I’ve heard others rave about this electric milk frother.
3. Add the Tablespoon of homemade lavender syrup to the milk and pour it over the steeped the. Enjoy.
Lavender Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 3-4 Tbsp fresh or dried lavender flowers
- 2 cups sugar
Bring sugar, water and lavender to a boil in a small saucepan.
Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and let steep 30 minutes, until cool.
Strain lavender buds out and transfer syrup to a glass bottle with a lid.
Refrigerate for up to a month.