A Vegan London Fog tea is one of my favorite morning drinks. For those of you that haven’t had one before, it’s made with Earl Grey Tea, milk, and vanilla syrup. Oh, in case you aren’t a tea drinker Earl Grey is a black tea that’s flavored with bergamot, a type of citrus fruit.
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Of course, I go for a vegan version with whatever plant-based milk is available at the coffee shop I’m at. Honestly though, I’d rather make my own at home. You can even make it fit with your New Year’s goals. At a coffee chain it can cost $6 for a cup of London Fog, but at home all you need is some nondairy milk, Earl Grey tea and vanilla.
Better yet, you can lower the amount of sugar you’re getting by using unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Then you can leave it as-is, use stevia or even sneak in a little coconut sugar or maple syrup.
I used Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk that I picked up at Walmart. I love that you can always count on finding nondairy milk wherever you might be, right in with the dairy milk in the refrigerated section. For those of you that are avoiding carrageenan, Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk is now carrageenan-free too!
I make a pot of London Fog and use 3 teaspoons of loose Earl Grey tea, but you can use 3 Earl Grey tea bags instead.
I actually steep the tea in hot unsweetened vanilla almond milk instead of water. Just heat the milk on the stovetop over medium heat until it begins to steam. Then steep the tea in the hot milk for 4 minutes.
Add your favorite sweetener, and you get bonus points if it adds more vanilla flavor, like vanilla stevia or homemade vanilla vegan sugar. I like to add in some orange flower water too. It gives it a slight floral flavor and an amazing aroma.
DIY Vegan London Fog
- 4 cups Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 3 teaspoons loose leaf Early Grey Tea or 3 tea bags
- sweetener of choice, to taste (vanilla stevia works great)
fun additions to choose from:
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon orange flower water
- 1/2 teaspoon rosewater
- Heat the milk until it begins to steam, but do not boil. Steep the tea in the hot milk for 4 minutes.
- Sweeten the whole pot with your choice of sweetener. I sometimes use vanilla stevia and sometimes I use vegan sugar than I tuck used vanilla beans.
- You may want to punch up the vanilla with some vanilla extract or veer towards the exotic side with some orange flower water. It will taste and smell wonderful.
Amount Per Serving Calories 93Sodium 151mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 1gSugar 15gProtein 1g
Heather McClees says
This looks delish! I have always wanted to make my own London Fog. This one looks super dreamy, and I love Silk too!:)
Carolyn West says
Never heard of London Fog but I love Earl Grey tea. #client
Debi at Life Currents says
This looks great! I love the idea of a coffeehouse in my cupboard! Lovely post!
Mark, CompassandFork says
I do enjoy Earl Grey Tea but I can’t say I’ve had a London Fog. Next time I want a cuppa I might try this, looks delicious.
I was just thinking I need a caffeine boost and a warm beverage. I’m not a huge tea drinker, but it’s definitely growing on me lately. I think I’ll try your method of steeping the tea in milk with vanilla extract and honey. I can already feel my fingers thawing out.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Mmm well now I just need some scones or muffins <3
Yum! I love london fogs!
Mmm, this sounds dreamy! I love your tea set too!
Jillian @ Food, Folks and Fun says
This looks like a tasty drink!
dixya @ food, pleasure, and health says
i have never had london fod before but since i already love earl grey, i will enjoy this tea..also how pretty is that tea cup.
Adriana Martin says
Beautiful pictures and ideas, I am a tea lover so I will try your English tea time soon =)
Citra Kale @Citra's Home Diary says
In Turkey tea also one of common tradition, Turkish people like to drink tea, anywhere, anytime, any occasion. Light tea to dark one but didn’t mix with milk. I drink milk tea sometime for my self with milk, calls teh tarik. I never try with almond milk before… but your post might gives me an idea to try once. 🙂
Linda @ Veganosity says
When Alex studied abroad in London she became an Earl Grey snob. She always puts sugar and almond milk in her tea and is trying to perfect a vegan clotted cream. She’s going to love this recipe. So do I!
Laura @MotherWouldKnow says
I adore Earl Grey tea. I’ve never heard of London Fog, but I’m game to try it. (Although I’ll admit that I like the tea so much plain or with just a touch of sugar that I’, probably not the best judge of whether adding more ingredients improves on it:)
Vanessa @ VeganFamilyRecipes.com says
I’m not a big fan of black tea but wow, this post has be rethinking that. Your pictures are so beautiful!
Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) says
I’ve never had — or heard of — a London Fog, but this looks delightful. Thanks for the explanation of what it is!
Love this recipe. Thank you for sharing.
Your tea set is so cute…where can I find this?
Kathy Hester says
Thank you! I got it at Home Goods. They may not have the exact ones now, but they had some very cute ones the last time I was there!
But where did you get this tea set though?! It is divine. I want a set just like it 🙂
Kathy Hester says
I got it at Homegoods and you might check TJ Maxx as well.