Let's start the page with a popular recipe using Earl Grey Tea. It's called a London Fog. Think of it like a Tea Latte. Our Earl Grey Tea makes a fabulous version of this. This is a very popular brunch beverage and the recipe is very easy to make too!
This is for 2 servings, but you can increase measurements as you like. Vary sugar and vanilla measurements to your tastes. (I believe using the new Swerve Brand "brown sugar" substitute will work with this for a low sugar recipe)
Yield: 2 cups
Loose Earl Grey Tea | 1 Tbls (coffee scoop) / or 3 small tea bags
Water | 1 1/4 Cup
Vanilla Extract or syrup| 1 tsp
Brown Sugar | 2 tsp (Optional)
Milk | 1 1/4 Cup (Almond or Coconut milk works well too)
Step 1: Bring your water to a full roiling boil. You want to steep your tea in hot water or else the flavors won't fully extract.
Step 2: Steep the tea in the boiling water for about 6-8 minutes. London Fog tea is meant to have a fuller flavor. You can steep it longer if you prefer a stronger tea flavor.
Step 3: Prepare your sugar and vanilla in your desired tea cup or mug. We advise starting out with less sugar and vanilla, as you can always add more sweetness to your tea later.
Step 4: While you're waiting for your tea to finish steeping we can begin frothing our milk. If you do not own your own milk frother, or French Press, you can create some on the stove top!
You will want to set a small saucepan of milk (almond or coconut milk can be used as a substitute) on the stove over medium heat. Don't allow it to boil. Whisk the milk for about five minutes until it becomes hot and starts to froth. When complete remove from heat. Your tea should be about ready now.
Step 5: Strain your tea and pour only half of your tea into your cup. You will want to save room for your frothed milk after all. Stir to dissolve sugar and vanilla.
Step 6: Spoon the frothed milk to fill your cup the rest of the way and Enjoy!
Hope you like it!