This London fog recipe makes the ultimate creamy and cozy beverage!

Rich and robust Earl Grey tea is mixed with warm milk sweetened with honey and vanilla to make the most enchanting drink ever!

Curl up and take a minute or two (or thirty!) to enjoy this easy, indulgent treat!

glass of London Fog

What is a London Fog?

  • Aptly named for the dense fog that often covers its namesake city, Starbucks has made the Earl Grey-based tea a customer favorite!
  • Why not be your own barista and make this copycat recipe for pennies without waiting in line!
  • Served hot or iced, London Fog isn’t overly sweet and has a robust flavor with hints of citrus and bergamot notes.-9
water , milk , vanilla , honey , earl grey tea with labels to make London Fog

Ingredients and Variations

It only takes 5 ingredients to make this creamy and comforting drink!

Tea: Full-caf or decaf is up to you! For the best flavor, choose a higher-quality tea.

Milk: Full-fat dairy gives London fog lattes their velvety texture, but any milk or non-dairy beverage will do. The creamiest non-dairy alternative to milk is oat milk!

Honey: Agave, monk fruit, or your favorite sugar-free sweetener works as long as it’s dissolved in the hot tea before adding the milk.

Variations: Save a step and use vanilla-flavored simple syrup, if desired, or try a lavender tea or syrup for a unique twist. A pinch of cardamom or pumpkin spice on the top of the foam will intensify the aroma. And for a bit more punch, add a spot of Grand Marnier or Brandy to the hot tea.

Pro Tip:

Good quality Earl Grey tea bags can be used twice!

making earl grey tea for a London Fog latte

How to Make a London Fog

  1. Steep tea for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Froth the warmed milk, then add vanilla and honey as directed in the recipe below.
  3. Pour the tea equally into two mugs and pour the milk into each cup, reserving the foam for the tops. Serve hot.
adding vanilla and honey to milk to make London Fog

Iced London Fog

  1. Brew tea, cool to room temperature, then pour over ice.
  2. Mix cold milk with vanilla and honey and stir into tea.
  3. Add extra ice and serve cold.

Serve London Fog lattes with a slice of homemade pound cake, a peanut butter brownie, some scones, or shortbread cookies for dunking!

close up of London Fog

Pro Tips for a Perfect London Fog

  • Hand-held milk frothers are great to have on hand and create frothy milk in seconds! Use it to mix up a latte or hot chocolate, as well as creamy dips and dressings, too!
  • Use a good quality Earl Grey tea for the best flavor.
  • If serving over ice, be sure to cool or chill the tea first.
  • Use full fat milk for the best creamy flavor.
London Fog tea lattes

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London Fog

Embrace the creamy indulgence found in this easy London fog recipe!
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Candace


2 Mugs
Electric frother or manual frother



  • Boil water and add tea bags. Allow to steep for 3-5 minutes.
  • In the microwave, warm the milk for 1½-2 minutes.
  • Using a frother, froth milk until there is a thick foam and about doubled in size.
  • Add vanilla to the milk and stir.
  • Add honey to the tea to taste and stir. Divide tea equally between 2 mugs.
  • Use a spoon to hold back the foam and pour the milk evenly between the two mugs.
  • Gently spoon the foam on top of the tea.
  • Serve hot.


  • Use quality Earl Grey tea for the best flavor.
  • A hand-held frother creates frothy milk in no time! Perfect to mix up dips and dressings, too!  
  • Chill the tea first before serving over ice.
  • Use full fat milk for delish creamy flavor.  
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 97 | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 0.03mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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