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Starbucks London Fog Tea Latte

Katerina | Diethood
A delightful tea latte made at home prepared with Earl Grey Tea and frothed sweetened milk.
Servings : 2
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Steeping Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 tea bag Earl Grey black tea
  • ¾ cup milk, you can use 2% milk, or any other milk, including oat or nut milk
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar, or to taste (or, use a sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • dried lavender flowers, for garnish, optional


  • Place water in a tea kettle and bring to a boil.
  • Turn the burner off.
  • Remove the lid of the tea kettle and drop in the tea bag; cover and let stand 5 to 8 minutes.
  • In the meantime, place milk in a heat-resistant mug and stir in the brown sugar and vanilla.
  • Heat up the milk in the microwave for about 1 minute, or until hot. DO NOT BOIL. Watch it very closely. You can also heat up the milk in a saucepan set over medium-high heat. I use my glass measuring cups for this part and just heat up the milk in the microwave.
  • Remove milk from heat or from the microwave.
  • To froth the milk you will need a milk-frother OR you can use a French Press.
  • Using a frother, froth the milk for two minutes, or until frothy. To use a French Press, add the milk to the French Press and pump the plunger until milk is doubled and frothy.
  • Pour the hot tea in 2 heat-resistant glass mugs.
  • Slowly pour in the milk, holding back the froth with a long spoon; then, spoon the froth on top.
  • Optional: Garnish with dried lavender flowers or earl gray dry tea leaves. (open up a tea bag and sprinkle some of the tea leaves on top of the tea)
  • Serve hot.


  1. If you do not have a milk-frother or a French press, you can just skip the frothing part.
  2. You can also add caramel syrup to the milk before heating it up.
  3. Try adding a bit of ground cinnamon + a sprinkle of ground nutmeg - it's delicious!


Serving: 1 cup | Calories: 77 kcal | Carbohydrates: 9 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 9 mg | Sodium: 50 mg | Potassium: 121 mg | Sugar: 9 g | Vitamin A: 148 IU | Calcium: 109 mg | Net Carbs: 9 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: English
Keyword: london fog drink, london fog recipe, starbucks copycat recipe