How to Make London Fog

One of my favorite tea drinks is London Fog. It originated in Canada, and it’s similar to a latte, but with tea instead of coffee. I love it on rainy days.


Start by boiling some water for tea. You’ll want to brew about half of whatever size mug you’re using of Earl Grey. Brew it for 4-5 minutes, depending on how you usually like Earl Grey.

Our beautiful tea kettle
Earl grey

While it’s brewing, heat up some milk. I usually put about half a cup of milk into out microwave for 50 seconds to a minute. The milk should be steaming, but not boiling. Whole milks works best, as reduced fat milk doesn’t froth much.



Next, whisk the milk. I use our handy stick blender, and whisk it until it’s frothy all of the way through. Add a little bit of vanilla and whisk for a couple of seconds to mix it in.

Frothing the milk.


Take out your teabag from your mug and add the frothy milk.


Adding the frothy milk

This drink is great with scones or a dessert, or by itself. Enjoy!

A London Fog with my dad’s amazing oatmeal scotchies


P. S., here’s the website that taught me how to make London Fog. I make it a little differently than the site recommends, but it was super helpful when I first started making the drink.

Three Tea Activities

In my March Goals post, I mentioned reading the book The Essential Tea Companion, from Heart books. This book inspired me to try some different tea-centered activities. Here are three of them:


A tea party with friends

Our cake from Cakes for Adoption

We had 9 ladies over, including Mom and me, and we had a great time.

We made two different types of tea (Almond Cookies and Paris in a Teacup, both from Sisters Tea Parlor). We made a couple snacks, and ordered a cake from a friend’s company Cake’s for Adoption. My mom had the great idea of asking each lady to share a favorite Spring memory and something they were looking forward to this Summer. This gave everyone a topic to discuss and helped the conversation get rolling. The party was a lot of fun, and even though we didn’t spend tons of time on prep, we got to have fun with some friends. Here’s my Mom’s post about our tea party.





A math themed tea.

A daily teatime

My mom mentioned this idea to me (she’s my tea buddy) and I decided to try it. Every day at around 3, I make tea. Sometimes I make a snack, sometimes I don’t bother. I let whoever wants to join me. I haven’t had tea alone yet. This is a great opportunity to check in with my family. Sometimes I have to drink tea while working on math, but when I’m not working, I can ask my family about their days. This helps me connect with them outside of dinner time.

My younger siblings (mostly Daniel and Rebecca right now) had a chance to practice manners in a fun environment. We’ve practiced not slurping (which made for lots of laughs), properly setting tables, and speaking kindly.




Making sun tea

A picnic tea

I packed a snack, a book, and a jar to make sun tea. I went for a walk in the woods behind our house, and then read while I waited for my sun tea to finish. To make the sun tea, I put several tea bags and water into a jar (I used about 3 tea bags per pint of water), and left it in the sun for a couple of hours. I like to put sugar in it and then ice it when I’m done. I learned this from the Essential Tea Companion. I liked planning the solo outing, and I got to enjoy tea and nature.

What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy tea? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section!