London Fog Latte Recipe

london fog latte recipe

While I was living in Canada, I spent a lot of time in cafés. Montréal is particularly famous for it’s plethora of cute little independent coffee shops and I took full advantage of this. However, during one of my early coffee outings when I first arrived I encountered a new drink that I had never heard of before; the London fog latte.

The name intrigued me so I decided to give it a try and it fast became my favourite hot drink. Despite the connotations of it’s name, this drink contains no coffee. It is in fact quite like a Chai Tea Latte, only made with calming & botanical Earl Grey tea instead. I find it a very soothing hot drink, one for enjoying during some quiet chill-out time. However, it is seemingly non-existent here in the UK so I had to try to make it myself at home – & so here we are today!

I possibly shouldn’t call this post a ‘recipe’ as it really is so simple, but really those are the best kind of recipes to follow!

Ingredients + Method

What you’ll need:

Earl Grey tea bags

Milk (of your choice!)

Vanilla syrup (or essence, then just add a sweetener!)

What you have to do:

  1. First of all, boil some water and add a tea bag to a cup or mug of your choice.
  2. Fill up just above half of the mug with water and leave the tea to brew for a few minutes.
  3. In the meantime, heat up your milk. I have a coffee machine with a steamer on it, so I just do it like that. If you don’t have this, you could heat it up in the microwave or in a pot on the stove.
  4. Remove the tea bag & top up the mug with milk. Add a dash of the vanilla syrup & mix together.

So there you have it! It really is that simple. But I thought I’d share it anyway as it really is one of my favourite things to have during the Autumn/Winter months. If you give it a try, do let me know!

  • This looks/sounds amazing!! Where is that cup from?! Its stunning! x

  • I’m very fond of the London fog style drink. While earl gray tea is great on its own it’s even better with a bit of milk. Great post! :]

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  • YUM! This sounds so good 🙂 Love that mug as well, so cute!
    Laura |

  • Vanessa

    That sounds like the perfect thing to drink on a cold day. I will definetely try it.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Vanessa x |

  • Sheridan Grady

    Your blog is so gorgeous! This looks and sounds amazing, i NEED that copper mug x

  • Ok, this sounds delicious! Perfect alternative afternoon cuppa. Thanks for the idea!

    xx Mary | The Blushful Hippocrene

  • ananyah

    Sounds like the perfect drink to have on a cold snowy day! I know there are a few coffee shops in Glasgow where you can order this off menu which is good. Now all we need is a giant slab of cake <3

  • There was a cafe right by my house when I was at uni that served the most delicious London Fog, I used to buy one nearly every day! I think they added caramel to it – it was so rich and creamy. I’ve had one from Starbucks since I’ve moved away and it just wasn’t the same. Thank you for sharing this recipe – I’m definitely going to have a go at making my own! x

  • Kitty Banks

    I love chai tea lattes and I love earl grey, so I am definitely going to have to give this one a try! I can’t believe I’ve never heard of it before now.