I often go to cafes to study. There is one place I go to that used to pose me a problem: I don’t like their coffee, and I don’t like their (too sweet) hot chocolate. Remove hot chocolate and espresso beverages from a cafe menu and there is not a lot of hot drinks left.
I love their apple cider and tea but once I got there and really wanted a latte. So I decided to have a tea latte.
I tried Starbucks London Fog (Earl Grey tea brewed in milk with vanilla syrup) a while ago and wasn’t impressed, but I decided to try theirs, with half syrup (tried it at Starbucks again and wasn’t impressed again).
One word: delicious. I crave these all the time. The solution? Make my own, of course.
- 1 1/2 cups hot milk
- 1 Earl Grey tea pouch
- 1/2 tbsp unrefined cane sugar
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
Directions: With a whisk or immersion blender, mix milk, sugar and vanilla. Place tea pouch in a cup and pour milk. Let brew for 5-6 minutes before removing pouch.
Makes 1 serving
This time, it actually tasted exactly like the one I usually buy! There is probably a little difference, but I couldn’t detect it :). And no artificial syrup = bonus to a delicious treat!