A London Fog is quickly becoming a favourite at specialty shops thanks to its aromatic Earl Grey tea accented with vanilla. Try this version with a twist of orange zest and turn your own kitchen into a trendy café.


1 cup (250 mL) milk
1 strip (about 2 x ½-inch/5 x 1 cm) orange zest
1 Earl Grey tea bag
1/3 cup (80 mL) boiling water
1/4 tsp (1 mL) vanilla extract
1/2 tsp (2 mL) sugar (optional)
Orange zest for garnish


In a microwave-safe measuring cup or in a saucepan, heat milk on Medium-High (70%) power in the microwave or over medium heat for about 3 minutes or until steaming.

In a tall mug, combine orange strip, tea bag and boiling water; pour in half of the hot milk. Let steep for 5 minutes.

If desired, froth remaining hot milk with a battery-powered frother or whisk attachment on an immersion blender.

Remove orange strip and tea bag from mug (without squeezing tea bag). Stir in vanilla and pour in remaining hot milk. Sweeten with sugar, if desired. Garnish with a strip of orange or finely grated orange zest and serve immediately.

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