Earl Grey Tea Lattes - The Origins of the London Fog
Similar to the history of boba, it is often hard to pinpoint when and where a beverage was first developed. According to Vancouver is Awesome, despite the name, this beverage was perhaps invented on the Western Coast of Canada. The story goes that a woman, pregnant with her first child in the 1990s, craved something to replace her morning coffee. Coffee was no longer as appealing to her due to her morning sickness, and she sought something just as comforting but with less caffeine and acidity. Instead, she requested her local cafe make an earl grey tea with frothed milk, instead of the usual splash, and added vanilla sweetener. The beverage began to appear on cafe menus around Vancouver and eventually took on the name “London Fog”. It is definitely a believable tale, because this is the perfect beverage to satisfy a craving for something comforting and cozy on a cold, rainy, foggy, or snowy day.
Recipe for the Perfect London Fog:
Yields around 16oz
- Steep 8 grams of Spa City Earl or Paris in Love (for added lavender and rose), in 10 ounces of 205-degree water for 3-5 minutes.
- Add your favorite monofloral honey, we recommend Alfalfa.
- Froth 6 ounces of your choice of milk. (If you don't have a milk frother, you can simmer milk on the stovetop and whisk by hand! Just don't let it boil!)
- To sweeten the milk foam, add an additional honey drizzle on top.
- Stir and enjoy!