On the East Coast, where I live, we have been experiencing overcast skies for weeks. Now, this may not seem like a big deal to many of you, but to this girl, from the Southwest, it’s a real drag. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good rain shower here and there, but when the rain, rain, rain, comes down, down, down, it starts to wear on me. I don’t know about you, but any time it’s raining outside I crave a warm cup of tea, it’s like a little pick-me-up … so you could say I’ve had my fair share of tea lately.
For those of you who don’t know, a London Fog is a tea latte made with earl grey (it also happens to be my favorite drink). A warm, vanilla scented, foam-filled cup of slightly sweetened earl grey tea makes a delightful morning drink or late afternoon treat.
Traditionally, one would add a pinch of lavender to the frothed milk, however, I equally like the warm, inviting flavors that fresh grated nutmeg adds to this drink.
Prep time: 5 minutes / Serves: 1
1/2 cup 2% milk
1 cup water
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 earl gray tea bag or 1 tablespoon loose leaf earl grey
handheld milk frother
- In a teapot, heat water until boiling. Turn heat off and allow water to sit for a minute. Place tea bag into the water and allow it to steep for two minutes.
- Meanwhile, pour the milk into your tea cup and microwave for one minute (you can also do this on the stove top in a small sauce pan if your prefer).
- Once milk has been warmed, add your sugar and vanilla extract. Now you are ready to use your hand frother to create foam in your cup. I have found that the best way to do this is to tilt your cup slightly and work the hand mixer at the surface of the milk starting from the back and moving forward in a steady motion.
- Once you have achieved your desired amount of foam, pour brewed tea into the milk and add the tea bag on top.
- Grate fresh nutmeg on top of the foam and enjoy!
Step up your Latte with a pinch of lavender.