When It’s Too Late in the Day for Coffee, It’s London Fog O’Clock

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Some people drink coffee to get a boost of energy, while others simply like the taste and the feeling of holding a cute mug while reading. If you want a little switch-up or it’s already too late for your daily caffeine intake, we have you covered! This London fog drink is the perfect alternative and will leave you craving more.

What Is a London Fog?

You might hear some people call it a tea latte, but others would say it’s a milder alternative to espresso and cold brew drinks. It still contains caffeine, but not as much as coffee does.

Its origin hasn’t yet been confirmed, but some sources claim that the first ever London fog was made at a café in Vancouver, Canada, in the early ’90s. Others state that the drink was originally made in London in the early 19th century. Today, you can find the drink in many coffee shops, and some supermarkets sell canned versions.

How to Make a London Fog

If you have some black tea bags at home, you’re set. The best thing is that you can choose a unique flavor, such as caramel or vanilla. Some brands even sell special London fog tea. After you let the tea bag sit in hot water for a while, you want to froth together milk and a little bit of vanilla extract. For the milk, choose the type you prefer, whether it’s plant or dairy-based.

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Then, all you need to do is pour the mixture into a tea mug and stir well. For extra sweetness, you can add honey, maple syrup, or vanilla syrup. If you want to go fancy, you can also sprinkle some rose petals, as many coffee shops do. And, voilá! You end up with a tasty drink you can have any time of the day.