London Fog Tea Latte (Earl Grey Latte)

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) |

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London Fog Tea Latte (Earl Grey Latte)

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


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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150 comments on “London Fog Tea Latte (Earl Grey Latte)”

  1. Yummy. I highly recommend steeping with the lavender. The Starbucks Earl Grey tea bags include lavender essence.

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  3. Just made this delicious tea latte, and will heading to my local market later today to pick up some lavender to add when I make it tomorrow (or a little later on this evening). Thank you so much!

    Rating: 5
  4. If you love lavender and don’t have it readily available you can use Stash Breakfast in Paris which is pretty much Earl Grey with lavender added.

    LOVE the London Fog / Earl Grey latte. Thanks for the recipe!!

    Rating: 5
  5. i just made it a couple of minutes ago; really nice recipe! Thank you for sharing. I’ll try adding lavender next time.

    Rating: 4
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  8. I’ve been wondering how to make my London Fog taste more like the ones I’ve had at coffee shops. This recipe is delicious – thank you!

    Rating: 5
  9. I am going to try this first thing tomorrow! I cannot wait!

    I have a question about the tea you used in the picture. What brand is that? It looks like a tea I had in Kenya. I would love to find it in the US, but I don’t remember the brand. And DOUBLE bergamot?!? That sounds divine!!

    • She got the double bergamot from stash tea. It is super yummy. I get all my tea from them.

  10. Thank you for sharing your easy to make London Fog.

    Angela A

  11. I live in KC and currently can’t stop my London Fog addiction – though my bank account would appreciate it if I did. Which coffee shop did you get it from with the lavender in it?

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  14. Starbucks used to use Tazo Earl Grey tea to make their London Fog, but apparently Tazo made a special blend just for Starbucks that had lavender in the tea bags. You could actually see the lavender. If you tried to buy Tazo Earl Grey at the store, it did not contain the lavender, so that’s why I said it must have been a special blend for Starbucks. When they bought Teavana, they started using their Earl Grey tea to make the London Fog. It evidently doesn’t have the lavender in it, as it is a bit different. It’s good but not as good. Miss that and I’ve purchased many London Fogs. I have found some other places that put lavender in their Earl Grey. I agree that lavender makes a difference.

  15. What coffee shop did you get this from in Kansas City?

  16. I finally asked the Starbucks manager why I can not get the exact same taste and texture of my London Fog drink. She said their milk is different in that it has nut butter in it (I ask for almond milk) which off the shelf almond milk doesn’t have. Makes the drink much creamier. Any ideas on how to get that???

  17. Easy and yummy!

    Rating: 4
  18. Love the recipe! I live close to KC, what coffee shop did you get the London Fog with Lavender? I would love to stop by and try it.

  19. This recipe is so delicious and really quick and easy to make! I definitely recommend.

    Rating: 5
  20. Hi I am an individual who has trouble sleeping so I tried this tea as a way to relax and I have to say it was amazing.
    Thanks for putting it up on the net!

    Rating: 5
  21. Hi! Tried this recipe before and LOVED it!! I was wondering, if I don’t have milk readily available, could I use something in place like heavy cream or half and half ?? Or would it be best to wait until I get milk?

    Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe!

    Rating: 5