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Snow Day! Plus a Recipe for the Best London Fog Latte You'll Ever Have

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Happy Wednesday, My Lovelies!  Yesterday we had a Snow Day here in Central Alabama.  It was so much fun hearing the children outside playing because all the schools were closed. The snow didn't begin until late in the day, so I didn't take any photos because it was too dark. Since I've been home all day, I thought I'd perfect my London Fog Earl Grey Tea latte, and I did just that.  This is the best recipe I've ever made, and I want to share it with y'all.

Check out the frothy goodness!

I've been making tea lattes for a very long time.  Our oldest daughter loves them and she especially loves the London Fog ones made with Earl Grey tea.  We drink them year round, even during summer.  I've tried many versions of the London Fog Latte: with lavender, or maple syrup, or vanilla. Honestly I can't begin to tell you how many variations I've tried.  After years of trial and error, here is my very best London Fog Latte recipe.

This is all you'll need.

1 1/2 T maple syrup, 1 T brown sugar

2/3 c strong Earl Grey tea (we like Numi), 1 t vanilla bean paste, and 1/3 c milk

London Fog Earl Grey Latte Recipe


2/3 c strongly brewed Earl Grey tea
1/3 c whole milk
1 1/2 T maple syrup
1T brown sugar
1 t vanilla bean paste
cinnamon sugar for garnish


Brew your tea, and while it steeps you can gather the rest of your ingredients.  Let tea steep at least five minutes.

In your milk frother begin frothing milk and set it to the highest milk temperature setting.  

(I have a Breville Milk CafĂ© Electric Frother, and I highly recommend it.  It heats milk to the perfect temperature, and it's perfect for hot chocolate, too.)  

As it's frothing the milk and heating it, slowly add the maple syrup, brown sugar, and vanilla bean paste.  These ingredients make the milk thicker and creamier.

Pour your tea in a large mug, and add the frothed milk by first adding the milk and then spoon the foam on top.  Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top to taste.

NOTE:  If you have a handheld milk frother, you might want to mix all the ingredients in the tea first and froth the milk by itself.  

I know you want one of these.  Admit that you do!!!

Add the ingredients to your next grocery list.  And then I want you to tell me if it's the best version of a London Fog Latte you've ever had.  If you think you have a better version, you're wrong.  

(I'm so kidding...please share with me your favorite recipe for a tea latte.  I enjoy learning new things! And if I like your recipe better, you have to let me share it here on the blog.  That's the deal!)

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. You've sure had a cold winter this year! Glad you got to stay home and your drink looks so pretty in that cute cup! My recipe would not have sugar in it so it wouldn't be as good! haha! I do love a nice cup of tea or coffee with a package of Stevia...and a little half and half! Stay warm today! Hugs, Diane

  2. Wow for you southerners to be getting such winter weather! At least you have a good tea recipe to keep you cozy and warm inside. I am not a coffee drinker and love a good tea. So I think I am going to try this one. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Love your recipe for this wonderful tea latte. I'm not a big fan of tea (I'm a coffee gal) but this appeals to me. Not only does it sound good it's pretty and so are the tea pretties. Lovely post for the extremely cold day! Stay warm and cozy RJ........

  4. I have never had a tea latte...LOL Looks great. I happen to love coffee. Your tea accessories look fab! Stay warm.

  5. I've never had a tea latte, which is funny because I'm always drinking tea! You've somehow managed to make your tea ingredients look so pretty, not to mention how warm & cozy the tea latte looks. Stay warm, Ricki!

  6. I've never really drank hot tea but this sure does look good. I'm a big coffee drinker but perhaps I need to try tea. Enjoyable post!

  7. I sure do want one. I have been thinking about you all day!! I wondered how things were going for you with the weather. We are in for another snow storm Sunday/Monday. This past week was my week to deliver Meals on Wheels, we had ice, sleet and snow one day that caused a snow day.
    Sending hugs,

  8. A tea latte? I've never heard of one. I don't drink coffee and always felt a little deprived when others would have a latte! This sounds yum! And by the way, I love your pretty opening photo with the glittery star!

  9. This sounds delicious! I've been taking the lazy way out and enjoying Chai Latte K-cups...reminds me of the tea I always drank with my grandmother.

    Warm hugs,

  10. This sounds so good, and I love the name! Also kicking myself for not getting that teapot plate when they were on sale after Christmas, so cute!

  11. I soooo want to try the tea latte! I’m a coffee gal but I’m also adventurous and enjoy trying new beverages! Sounds delish.


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