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London Fog Tea Latte (Earl Grey Latte)

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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) |

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London Fog Tea Latte (Earl Grey Latte)

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving (about 12 ounces) 1x


This London Fog tea latte recipe is so simple to make homemade, and it is full of rich, comforting flavor.


  • 1 cup (8 oz.) strongly-brewed earl grey tea, brewed with 1/2 teaspoon 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, store-bought or homemade


  1. 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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147 comments on “London Fog Tea Latte (Earl Grey Latte)”

  1. I used sweet earl grey without the lavender but everything else the was soo good! Highly recommended for sure! I’ve had 2 London fogs today already!

  2. absolutely fantastic!!

  3. What about using lavender simple syrup as your sweetener?

  4. Doubled the ingredients n one cup and amped up the intensity…amazing!

  5. I buy Victorian London Fog tea or Tevana double bergamot creme vanilla lavender blend tea. I use 2 tea bags.
    Then I take a huge mug add 1/2 shot Torani Vanilla syrup
    1/2 cup 2%, splash of 1/2 & half. Steam 45-55 seconds in micro and froth or steam with traditional method. Add hot frothed cream/vanilla. It’s so comforting on a cold damp day. It also has a lot of caffeine, about the same as a cup of strong coffee!

  6. Brilliant! I love the addition of lavendar, absolutley marvellous. Thanks so much!

  7. This is wonderful, thank you💕

  8. You could actually make lavender simple syrup to sweeten and flavour your tea.
    This would make the lavender sensation pop and sweeten the tea as needed.

  9. I have to know what coffee shop in Kansas City it was! I live in Kansas City and would love to try theirs!!

    • This is an old post, but The Roasterie is the coffee shop you’re looking for. That’s where I first had a London fog, and I was SO excited to find this recipe!

  10. Not sure how I’ve made it to middle age without trying Earl Grey tea but this is wonderful! I used honey and whole milk with double bergamot Earl Grey tea. Delicious!

  11. Thank you for your recipe. I used Stash’s BREAKFAST IN PARIS which has lavender and vanilla in it already. Have a beautiful day!

  12. I used Ahista Tea’s Cream of Earl Grey – it turned out AMAZING!

  13. Amazing recipe. There are only two places I have found near Seattle to also get amazing London Fogs; Choux bakery on Grand in Everett, WA and Shoreline College at their morning coffee place on campus. Yum to both.