If there is one drink that fits the spring time, it’s a London Fog. What is a London Fog, you may ask? It’s a a tea-based latte using earl grey tea–a relaxing black tea, blended with bergamot oil. The light citrus notes of the oil are commonly used in aromatherapy to soothe the nerves and emotional unrest. Need a break from spring-cleaning stress? This is it! I mean, a cappuccino is great, but if you’re starting to get the jitters, then maybe slipping this into your weekly coffee routine will be perfect. We love the Harney & Sons Earl Grey Supreme Black blend, and the addition of lavender buds in the steeping process and garnished on top, this is bound to be your cup of relaxation!
1-2 tea bags of Harney & Sons Earl Grey tea (find it here)
1 tsp. lavender buds
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tsp simple syrup (optional)
1/4 – 1/2 cup milk (may vary depending on your glass)
1.) Add lavender buds inside a tea steeper, gently roll the lavender buds in between your fingers to release the oils. If you don’t have a tea steeper, you can steep the directly into the water and strain them out afterward. Next, add your tea bags to glass along with the steeper.
2.) Add hot water to the cup, enough to cover the tea bags and the steeper, steep for three minutes.
3.) While tea and lavender is steeping, we’ll fill our frothing pitcher with milk, adding the vanilla and any other sweetener you may desire. Froth the milk as your would for a latte. If you don’t have an espresso machine with a steam wand, you can find frothers for your counter-top here, or just heat it up on your stove-top.
4.) Remove the tea bags and steeper, or strain the buds if needed. Add steamed milk to cup and garnish with a few lavender buds.
5.) Take a moment to sniff, sip, and relax!
Follow along Lindsay in our video!
Need some milk frothing tips? Check out our video about it!
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(style pictured is PAVINA)