This picture actually shows London Fog teas with whiskey, on a gorgeous early spring day in the sunshine. It was still a little chilly, so the hot tea and whiskey warmed us up a bit!
It’s ridiculously easy to make the syrup, and you can substitute the vanilla for your favourite extract for other uses. Almond is great too.
This tea is pennies a serving, saving you the many dollars that coffee shops charge.
What you need:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon pure vanilla
milk/ plain soy milk
strong Earl Grey tea
What you do:
1. Heat the water and sugar in a pot and bring to a boil. Boil, stirring for about a minute, then add the vanilla, stir and remove from the heat. This syrup will keep indefinitely, so pour it into a jar, and stick whatever you don’t use into your cupboard for next time.
2. Make some very strong Earl Grey tea.
3. Heat some milk/soy milk.
4. Pour about 1/3 cup of the tea into a heated mug, then add 2/3 cup of milk. If you’ve got a frother, go ahead and add some frothy milk to the top.
5. Add about a tablespoon of the syrup and stir it in. Taste it to see if it’s sweet enough for you.
The view from Rudy and Maureen’s, where we enjoyed a hot cuppa.