How To Make a London Fog

Earl grey tea, vanilla, honey and milk come together for this crowd favorite drink! A London Fog Latte is perfect on a chilly fall morning.

girl sipping on a London fog in a red mug

What You’ll Need

Earl Grey Tea (loose leaf or bagged)

Boiling Water

Vanilla Syrup


2% Milk (or any milk alternative you prefer)

Dried Lavender (optional)

Note: feel free to adjust the sweetness to your preference. If you only have 1 of the sweeteners listed, that’s fine! Just adjust the measurements accordingly

Box of earl grey tea
London fog tea steeping

Starbucks London Fog Sweetness Guide

For those of you who are familiar with Starbucks drinks and their sweetness levels: below is the amount of syrup they put in their london fog!

Starbucks uses 3 pumps in a Tall, 4 pumps in a Grande, and 5 pumps in a Venti.

Each pump of syrup is roughly equivalent to 1/4 fluid ounce or 1/2 Tablespoon.

London Fog Must Haves

My favorite tea to use is Harney and Sons  ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>tea bag form.

I typically purchase Torani here.

Frothed Milk

If you don’t have an espresso machine with a steam wand or an electric milk frother – You can heat up the milk (or milk alternative) on the stove top or in a microwave. 

If using a microwave: Place the milk in a mug and heat in 15 second intervals. You want the milk hot, but not boiling

If using a stove top: Place milk in a small saucepan and heat on medium heat until hot, but again, not boiling.

I use a 

London Fog Toppings

Feel free to top the London fog with a drizzle of honey, or some dried lavender!


hands holding a London fog in a red mug

London Fog

A classic tea latte filled with hints of bergamot and vanilla. Perfect way to brighten a rainy day
Print Recipe
Prep Time:2 minutes
Cook Time:6 minutes
Total Time:8 minutes


  • tea kettle
  • mug
  • milk frother or French press


  • 2 Tbs Earl Grey Loose Leaf Tea or 2 bags
  • 1.5 C. Boiling Water
  • 1 Tbs Vanilla Syrup equivalent to 2 pumps
  • 2 Tbs Raw Honey
  • 1/2 C. Whole Milk or any milk alternative
  • Dried Lavender optional, for topping


  • Pour boiling water over tea and let steep for 5-8 minutes
  • Add vanilla syrup and honey to the hot tea
  • Heat up milk in microwave in15 second intervals until hot (never boiling)
  • Make milk foamy with a hand frother or by adding it to a french press and begin rapidly pumping until frothy.
  • Add milk to your sweetened tea and gently stir
  • Top with honey drizzle or dried lavender if desired


Adjust sweetener amounts to your preference!
Course: Drinks
Keyword: earl grey, earl grey tea, earl grey tea latte, frothed milk, london fog, london fog tea latte, tea latte
Servings: 1

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