Iced London fog tea latte is a fabulous drink perfect to enjoy on warm summer days. London fog tea is basically a strongly brewed earl grey tea combined with vanilla extract, sweetener and chilled foamy milk.
Drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways to keep healthy and ensure our body functions efficiently.
Many people struggle with drinking plain water and end up not meeting their daily water requirements. Iced teas, fruit juices such as fresh watermelon juice, lemonades such as my mango lemonade, lemonade with basil seeds, fruit juices and slushies such as watermelon slushie are tasty ways to increase water intake, specifically on hot summer days to stay hydrated.
These refreshing drinks are a great alternative to drinking plain water, a win-win formula to keep up with daily water requirements and enjoy the various fantastic flavours.
Cold brew tea is a great way to make a large quantity of tea in a pitcher ahead of time to enjoy the whole day. However, due to its longer steeping process, not many would choose this process. Check my iced green tea post for a detailed cold brew process.
The instant iced tea is made by brewing hot tea. Compared to cold brewed tea, this is the quickest way of making iced tea specifically for those who need it in a pinch.
- Tea Bags: Earl grey tea bags to make tea.
- Sweetener: Maple syrup to sweeten the tea. Feel free to use any sweetener of your choice.
- Milk: I've used dairy milk but feel free to use any plant-based milk if you wish to.
- Flavouring Agent: Vanilla extract has been used here to compliment the lovely aroma of earl grey tea.
- Water: Hot water to make Earl grey tea. Either boil water in a kettle or in a saucepan on the stovetop.
- Ice Cubes: Lots of ice cubes to make this iced tea latte.
See the recipe card for quantities.
How to make Iced London fog tea latte?
Boil water in a kettle.
Put tea bags in a jug/teapot, add boiling water from the kettle and close the jug/teapot with a lid.
Steep for 2-3 minutes or a little more for a strong brew.
Remove the tea bags from the jug/teapot and allow the tea to cool down to room temperature.
Froth the chilled milk in a small jug with a handheld milk frother.
Froth for around a minute or until milk is foamy.
In a serving glass, put a handful of ice cubes.
Now add the vanilla extract and maple syrup.
Pour prepared tea.
Finally, add foamy milk. Stir until well combined.
Enjoy a delicious iced London fog tea latte.
For the dairy-free version, swap dairy milk with any plant-based milk.
For a caffeine-free version, use decaf earl grey tea instead of regular tea bags.
Brown sugar could be swapped with any sweetener such as maple syrup, agave syrup.
Vanilla syrup could be used instead of vanilla extract and sweetener.
To recreate the Starbucks London fog tea latte, add a dash of lavender extract.
Tips and Tricks
Use large highball glasses or a mason jar to make the iced tea as the ice cubes occupy most of the space leaving less room for tea.
Ensure to allow the brewed tea to cool down completely before making an iced tea. Remember you are making iced tea, not hot tea. Ice cubes would cool the tea down, however, the end result might not be super chilled with hot tea.
Use chilled milk. Froth it until foamy and then combine with the tea.
I wouldn't suggest storing the leftover iced tea latte in the fridge. The milk tea neither tastes good nor lasts long in the fridge.
Instead, you can prepare a large quantity of earl grey tea ahead of time, let it cool down to room temperature and then store it in the fridge. When ready to make iced tea, pour the required quantity into the glass of ice, stir in chilled milk, sweetener, vanilla extract and enjoy the fabulous iced London fog tea.
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A delicious blend of black tea and bergamot oil. The bergamot oil is derived from the rind of the citric fruit called bergamot orange. It infuses a unique taste and a lovely fragrance into the tea.
No. Because the black tea is a base of earl grey tea with bergamot oil as an additional ingredient.
Of course! In fact, hot London fog tea is warm, cozy and relaxing during chilly winter days. Hot London fog tea latte tastes equally great as its iced counterpart. Instead of cold milk use steamed milk and leave ice cubes out (skip ice cubes).
Froth steamed milk and add it to freshly brewed hot earl grey tea along with sweetener and vanilla extract. Scoop in some foam on the top of the latte.
If you are not a fan of earl grey tea you can use a different tea blend. However, it won't be a London fog tea latte, but rather a completely different drink! Try my homemade masala chai mix to make an iced chai tea latte. Or use homemade rose syrup to make iced rose milk tea.
The weather in London is generally cloudy and is well known for being quite unpredictable. There's rumour that whenever the milk hits the brewed earl grey tea it creates a cloudy appearance that resembles gloomy London weather! Hence the name was born. Not quite sure if that's the real reason behind the name. Moreover, there are tea lattes that are named after a city with the suffix "fog" such as the Dublin fog tea latte.
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Iced London Fog Tea Latte
1 cup = 250ml ; 1 Tablespoon = 15ml ; 1 Teaspoon = 5ml
- 1 ½ Cups Hot Water
- 2 Earl Grey Tea Bags
- 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup adjust to suit your taste
- ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- handful Ice Cubes add as many as you wish
- ½ Cup Milk
- Boil water in a kettle.
- Put tea bags in a jug/teapot, add boiling water from the kettle and close the jug/teapot with a lid.1 ½ Cups Hot Water, 2 Earl Grey Tea Bags
- Steep for 2-3 minutes or a little more for a strong brew.
- Remove the tea bags from the jug/teapot and allow the tea to cool down to room temperature.
- Froth the chilled milk in a small jug with a handheld milk frother.½ Cup Milk
- Froth for around a minute or until milk is foamy.
- In a serving glass, put a handful of ice cubes.handful Ice Cubes
- Now add the vanilla extract and maple syrup.1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup, ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Pour prepared tea.
- Finally, add foamy milk. Stir until well combined.
- Enjoy a delicious iced London fog tea latte.