A couple weeks ago, I visited Seattle on a school trip and fell completely in love. Everything I knew about Seattle came from my 8th grade obsession with Twilight and my current obsession with Grey’s Anatomy, but I was convinced that I would like Seattle. And it was one of those lovely moments in life where I liked the city just as much as I thought I would. My favorite part of the trip was spending an afternoon hanging out in Local Color cafe in Pike Place Market, chatting with friends and enjoying an Earl Grey Latte.
The entire experience was just so cozy- the chilly day, friendly baristas, and a delicious latte, that I can’t help smiling whenever I think about it. So to allow me to relive a portion of that moment, I have created my own Earl Grey Latte (also known as a London Fog if you want to get fancy, which I often do).
Local Color cafe wasn’t the first place I tried an Earl Grey Latte (it’s been one of my go-to Starbucks orders for years), but this one was by far the best I’ve ever had. It was super simple, sweet, and mild. Unlike most coffee shop beverages that get me a little hyped up on caffeine and/or sugar, this Earl Grey Latte made me feel relaxed and even a little sleepy.
I’ve tried to replicate all of these aspects in my own recipe, and I’d say I’ve succeeded. So settle in with a good book, turn on your favorite TV show, or invite a friend over for tea, and make this Earl Grey Latte for all the relaxed and cozy vibes.
- 2 bags Earl Grey tea
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Boil water, then pour into 2 mugs and add a tea bag to each.
- While tea brews, add almond milk to saucepan over medium-low heat.
- Add maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla to saucepan.
- Stir milk mixture, then heat until milk is just barely simmering (about 5 minutes).
- Whisk milk until frothy, then divide between mugs.