Our recent launch of four premium tea blends in collaboration with our friends at the Jasmine Pearl Tea company in Portland inspired us to explore a variety of beverages and recipes, including the all-time favorite London Fog. This earl grey tea latte is made with our Kumaon Earl Grey, a splash of vanilla to complement the citrusy bergamot oil, and any frothy milk of your choice. It’s the coziest of beverages for those chilly fall/winter mornings and afternoons, or on any day when we crave an extra layer of TLC. You can even extend the enjoyment into warmer times by making it iced!
If a frother or steamer is available, you can take this beverage to new heights, but even a small whisk can do the trick. And if you wish to go froth-free (especially if making it iced), the flavorful goodness will not be diminished by any means.
Let us know what you think or your favorite spins and variations in the comments below!
Brewing Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 8 ounces
- 1 heaping tablespoon Kumaon Earl Grey loose-leaf black tea
- 3/4 cup boiling water (or 210º F and above)
- 1/3 cup dairy or non-dairy milk
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (if no vanilla on hand, use a vanilla-flavored milk instead)
- 1 teaspoon sweetener of choice if desired (ie. sugar, maple syrup, honey - adjust the amount to taste, since sweetness levels vary in different types of sweeteners)
- Steep Kumaon Earl Grey for 5 minutes, covered. Covering your tea while steeping will retain heat and extract all of the flavors better.
- While the tea is steeping, simmer milk in a small saucepan. If a frother or steamer is available, froth the warm dairy or non-dairy milk until cloud-like and fluffy (about 30 seconds). If you don’t have any devices on hand, whisk the warm milk in the saucepan by hand until frothy.
- Once the tea is ready, strain the leaves, then add vanilla and sugar (if desired) to the brew. Stir until dissolved.
- Top your cup of tea with the frothy milk, and enjoy immediately!
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Growing up in Persia, tea runs in Mitra's blood. But it was while living and working in the Pacific Northwest that she truly found herself immersed in the beverage and all its delicious forms, and she continues to be delighted by the international and cultural nuances that it represents. Mitra has been active as an artist and designer for most of her adult life, and is very happy to bring her passion for tea and design to Young Mountain Tea.