London Fog Tea Latte (Earl Grey Latte)

December 27, 2013 by Ali

Learn how to make a classic London Fog tea latte homemade! This Earl Grey latte is so simple and affordable to make at home, and it is wonderfully comforting and delicious.

DIY London Fog Tea Latte (Earl Grey Latte) |

I have been a tea drinker my entire life. But it wasn’t until a few years ago that I was first introduced to the wonderfulness that is a London Fog tea latte.

Oh my goodness, have you all tried it??

Traditionally (and at Starbucks), London Fog lattes are made by combining sweetened earl grey tea with some steamed milk and vanilla syrup. So simple! But when I recently ordered one at a local Kansas City coffee shop, I realized that theirs had a hint of another ingredient that kicked this latte up a big notch — lavender!

I absolutely love the combination of earl grey tea and lavender in this lavender cheesecake, so it should have come as no surprise that it would make a tea latte all the more wonderful. But oh my goodness, it suddenly made sweetened tea with milk taste like the most luxurious, relaxing drink. So comforting!

But paying $4 for said comfort? Totally not necessary. So this holiday season, I figured out how to make my own 5-minute homemade version for about $0.25, and am now completely hooked. It’s so easy!

DIY London Fog Tea Latte (Earl Grey Latte) |

The ingredients are super simple. You just need:

  • an earl grey tea bag (or two)
  • milk (any kind will work)
  • sugar (I used regular granulated, but you could substitute other sweeteners)
  • vanilla extract
  • lavender (optional, but highly recommended!)

DIY London Fog Tea Latte (Earl Grey Latte) |

In addition to being wonderfully fragrant, the lavender is so beautiful! I buy a bag from our neighborhood seed and spice store each year, and use it for everything from cooking, to flavoring water, to making little pouches to toss with clothes in the dryer, and now…tea!

DIY London Fog Tea Latte (Earl Grey Latte) |

To make a london fog latte recipe, simply brew a cup of strong earl grey tea along with a pinch of lavender. Then strain the tea, and combine it with some steamed milk, and stir in your desired amount of sweetener and a dash of vanilla. And a warm, comforting, delicious London Fog drink is yours to enjoy.

DIY London Fog Tea Latte (Earl Grey Latte) |

Trust me, I think you will love this one. :) London Fog Tea Latte (Earl Grey Latte) |

London Fog Tea Latte (Earl Grey Latte)

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 serving (about 12 ounces)


  • 1 cup (8 oz.) strongly-brewed earl grey tea, brewed with 1/2 tsp. dried lavender
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) steamed milk* (any kind)
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar**, or more or less to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract


Brew earl grey tea and lavender together, and steep for 3 minutes (or according to tea instructions). Remove tea bag and strain out the lavender. Stir in remaining ingredients until combined. Serve warm.

*If you -- like me -- do not have a milk steamer, you can just heat the milk in the microwave or in a saucepan over medium-low heat until it is simmering but not boiling. (Very important - do not let the milk boil!)

**You can use any kind of sweetener for this tea

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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36 thoughts on “London Fog Tea Latte (Earl Grey Latte)

  1. I love this truthfully I am addicted to it I drink it everyday 2-3 mugs. I need to find some decaf for the 3 cup of the day.

    - Melissa

  2. Thank you for sharing this. I love tea so much, this for sure will be an all time favorite of mines :-)

    - jazzie H.

  3. I make these all the time, they’re my favorite treat to relax with in the evening, but I cut out a step and use Lavender Earl Grey. link to buy Lavender earl grey.

    - Stasi from Lavender Green

  4. I have had 3 of these in the past 24 hours. mmmmm. thanks!

    will soon post photos of my latest one and link back from my blog!

    - Kelsie

  5. Made this. Waaaaay delicious. Had a few at a local coffee shop in KS and loved them. Tried one here in Indiana and they make it way to sweet! This was perfect! Decided to whisk the milk (half whole milk, half cream) while heating to make it nice and frothy. Definitely a win :) thank you!!

    - Kelsie

  6. Want to try this recipe so much! Why is boiling the milk forbidden?

    - Pie

  7. Thanks to my roommate my freshman year in college, I put a dab of milk and some sugar in my hot tea all the time. But this…oh, goodness. I took one sip and a prayer of thanksgiving immediately slipped from my lips. This is bliss.

    - Julia

  8. I live in Kansas City too so I know this tea latte! I can’t wait to make this at home! Thank you!

    - Megan Hull

  9. I love London Fogs, but have never thought to try making them at home. Great idea!

    - Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

  10. I just made this… It is delish! Thank you!

    - Dana

  11. I can’t wait to try this, it looks wonderful!

    - Nutmeg Nanny

  12. This recipe is so tasty! I admit that I altered it a bit due to immediate need and laziness. I used Lady Grey tea because I already had it and didn’t want to go to the store to pick up some lavender. I also used warmed up sweetened condense milk (again due to laziness). So tasty! Thank you for sharing.

    - Grace

  13. I have Earl Grey tea! This is happening tomorrow!

    - Julie

  14. What a lovely idea to add lavender to tea – gorgeous touch!

    - Skye

  15. This sounds divine. Thanks for the wake up call with posting the 25 cent price tag… seems worth the investment in lavender or finding Earl Grey with Lavender tea bags! Thanks for the beautiful and inspiring post!

    - Mandy

  16. I am utterly shocked. I did not know about this drink !! And it looks exactly like my kinda drink, so thank you for introducing it to me ;)

    - Marie

  17. So, I’ve been enjoying Revolution brand Earl grey lavender blend for several years now (soooo good, but I can’t imagine it’s too different from what you’ve created yourself) but I’ve never heard of a London Fog tea latte! Where has this been all of my life?

    As soon as I finish the hibiscus tea that I literally just brewed, I’m getting right back into the kitchen to make one of these. So glad I saw this on pinterest! Thanks. :-)

    - Tristin

  18. My oldest daughter just started drinking tea…I need to make her one of these. Looks cozy ;)

    - Sheila

  19. This sounds like a great way to try some tea. I gave up coffee about 6 months ago and haven’t found anything that makes me want to drink something warm every morning. This recipe I’m going to have to try.

    - Kristi

  20. I made this tea n its amazingly gooooooooooood. Very comforting. I used decaf earl grey as that is what I had. N drank it at night time. Yummy way to help go to sleep. Diffely gonna keep this one on hand. Thanks for sharing. As I did with a friend. N know its her favorite. Lisa

    - lisa j hildebrand

  21. I love a good earl grey latte! And you just made it even better! :)

    - DessertForTwo

  22. I love this idea! I am a huge tea drinker as well and can’t wait to try it. Have you tried it using vanilla almond milk? I am lactose intolerant and was curious if it would be just as good. I bet so!

    - Carrie@BakeNoPrisoners

  23. from a fellow tea lover, adding lavender to tea sounds just wonderful. Love that picture,very inviting.

    - Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health

  24. Starbucks Tazo Earl Grey Full Leaf Tea has lavender included in the tea bags if someone wants to save a step.

    - Janelle

  25. Hey! I’ve never heard of London Fog Tea Latte, but it sounds delicious!
    I actually think I’m going to go out and buy the ingredients tomorrow :) but, I don’t know where to buy lavender where I live…could I use brew lavender tea and mix it in? And also, vanilla extract is hard to find too…if I could get my hands on vanilla syrup or something, would that also work? :)

    - Darcy

  26. Ali, I just love the sound of this with a hint of lavender – I’ve never heard of London Fog Tea Latte, but I am going to have to hunt some lavender down to try this!

    - Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy LIving

  27. How does one steam milk without a fancy latte machine?

    - Lori

  28. I used to make these for myself all the time when I worked at a coffee shop. SO GOOD. Love this easy homemade version!

    - Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

  29. I adore London Fogs, but the addition of lavender totally takes this over the top. Making tonight!

    - Lauren @ Healthy Delicious