London Fog Tea

I am back in Hanoi to unite with my family for Tet holiday after almost a year of separation due to Covid-19. Foggy and rainy is the typical weather in Hanoi in this season. With a shade of grey covering the entire city, it takes a strong mind and a deep soul to recognize this taciturn beauty. Every time when it rains and gets cold like this, I am imagining myself drinking a warm cup of London Fog Tea while looking out the window. Although I have never been to London but I think for those who have been through the rainy weather of Hanoi in winter, you wouldn’t miss London so much.

Image: Vancouver, Canada

London Fog (also known as Vanilla Tea Misto or an Earl Grey Tea Latte) is the name of a drink which originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, although the creator remains unknown, among several claims. One such claim is from Buckwheat Cafe on 4th Avenue in Vancouver (now closed) when in December 1996 a regular customer, Mary Loria, who was pregnant and couldn’t drink coffee asked for an alternative.

Preparation: Traditionally, London Fog lattes are made by combining sweetened earl grey tea with some steamed milk and vanilla syrup. It’s optional that you can also add some lavender to your drink, it’s optional but highly recommended!

Source: Cookbook: London Fog

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