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3 Simple Steps to Spice Up Your Tea Routine

Don’t let the name fool you— Tasting Table’s London Fog Tea Latte is not from London – it was invented in Vancouver – nor will it leave you feeling foggy. Instead, this sweet and delicious drink will spice up your tea routine and leave you feeling energized for the day, no matter how grey this winter gets. Nothing combats the cold like a soothing, warm drink, so why not expand your horizons and bring this popular Pacific Northwest drink into your home?

All You’ll Need to Use

– Earl Grey tea (recommended), or any black tea with bergamot notes
– Almond or coconut milk (recommended), or regular milk if you prefer
– Vanilla extract

All You’ll Need to Do

  1. Bring water to a rolling boil. Take 1/2 cup of the water and steep the tea for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bag or strain out the tea leaves. It’s very important to steep the tea and remove it before adding the milk.
  2. Steam the milk by setting a small saucepan of it on the stove over medium heat. Whisk the milk for five minutes, until it’s hot and frothy. Do not allow it to boil. The appearance of the milk is where this drink gets its name! Add 1/2 cup of the milk to the tea.
  3. Swirl 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla extract along the top of the foam in the cup, then stir into the drink. If you want a stronger vanilla flavor, add more to taste.

I’m a huge fan of caffeinated drinks in general and tea in particular, so I can’t believe I’ve never tried London Fog before now! Will you try this tea latte? What are your favorite beverages for cold winter days?