In childhood, my favorite days were always the dark, rainy days. I loved the soothing sound of raindrops hitting the rooftops and being warm under a fleece blanket. Sometimes I read, sometimes I just got lost in the sights and sounds. Here is a drink, invented in the Pacific Northwest, that tastes just like those drizzly days.
Also known as earl grey latte, the London Fog originated from the city of Vancouver, B.C. some 20 years ago and is now world famous. It’s made of earl grey tea (our favorite is Davidson’s Loose Leaf Earl Grey), a variety of black tea that’s scented with bergamot orange, vanilla, and steamed milk. It is lovely, and we hope you think the same.
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- Davidson’s Tea Earl Grey or any other earl grey 1 teaspoon
- Water 4 oz
- Milk 4 oz
- Sugar ½ teaspoon
- A couple drops of vanilla extract
- Bring water to a boil.
- Using a french press, tea pot, or tea infuser, brew the tea with water for 4 minutes. If you don’t have a french press or tea infuser, brew the tea directly in a pitcher and filter with a sieve or coffee filter.
- Remove the tea and add sugar.
- In a saucepan, bring milk to a simmer over low-medium heat. Let simmer for 30 seconds. Optionally, as it’s simmering, froth the milk with an egg beater or this handy battery-operated frother.
- Pour milk into the tea.
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