How do you make a good earl grey tea and london fog? I tried to get into earl grey but can't. Please help mom.
Early grey is not something I like. It tastes like furniture lavender polish to me.
I have heard that smoked earl grey is better for those of us who don’t like it, but even then I am skeptical. It’s not the epitome of a classy tea tho which some people seem to think it is either. It was actually blended, oh probably around 1820ish if I remember, as a cheap imitation of the more expensive Chinese teas which were wildly popular in Britain at the time, but also wildly expensive for how much you got to a cask.
Try a nice Ceylon or Assam instead. I find ceylon can take a nice citrus or orange peel rather well.
As for a London Fog, you need a good vanilla syrup to make it work well. I rather like the Torani brand for quickness, it’s made with actual cane sugar and not HFCS which can make it taste very artificial. You can of course make your own vanilla syrup using water sugar and vanilla extract…maybe I’ll do a tutorial, hm. Where was I.
Oh yea London Fog. See the London Fog for me falls down because it uses earl grey. I much prefer to use a nice rich Assam or even a Darjeeling in a pinch, or more preferably a good strong Masala chai. Which I know doesn’t make it a London Fog anymore but w/e, we’ve already established I’m not here for the Earl Grey.
Regardless of what tea you are using, grab your mug, add 1tsp of chosen syrup and brew yourself a nice strong tea, leave it to steep for about 5-6 minutes minimum. I know some people say to brew a sprig of lavender in with the tea, but I personally am not a fan of sadness.
While that’s happening, take a half cup milk (or condensed milk if you’re feeling really sweet toothed) and heat it over a gentle heat until you get steam. (If you want it to be frothy you can use a milk frother. I know some people say you can froth milk in the microwave but I am not a fan, not when I know how good steamed milk can be from an actual steamer)
Pour a half cup of tea over your syrup, and leave it to sit. After that just pour your milk in and watch it sink through the tea like a lava lamp. Then just take a
fucking sip babes and see if it’s to your liking.
If it’s not sweet enough for you, or even if it’s too sweet, try playing around with your syrup mix.