Starbucks London Fog Tea Latte

The next time you want something warm and creamy, forget your usual cup of joe and try this Starbucks London fog tea latte instead.

It’s wonderfully floral with such a unique array of flavors from the Earl Gray tea.

Starbucks London Fog Tea Latte on a table with flowers

Starbucks London Fog Tea Latte Copy Recipe

Starbucks London fog tea latte is a milky drink that’s about half hot milk and half Earl Grey tea. So you get notes of bergamot and lavender along with a touch of vanilla for warmth.

Depending on which Earl Grey you get, it can be woodsy, floral, earthy, sweet, citrusy, or all of the above.

And the black tea base ensures you get a nice kick of caffeine to get you throught the day.

You’ll likely need a sweetener for this. And while you can use regular sugar or your choice of artificial sugar, I recommend simple syrup.

You’ll find a recipe for standard simple syrup here or a recipe for sugar-free simple syrup here. 

Both of these recipes can easily be turned into flavored syrup. Just add vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, etc.

Easy peasy!


This recipe is enough for 2 cups.

  • Water - boiled and cooled slightly
  • Earl Grey Tea Bags - use whatever brand you like best
  • Milk - feel free to make this vegan, just keep in mind that the flavor may change
  • Simple Syrup - a mixture of equal parts water and sugar, simmered until the sugar dissolves then cooled

How to Make Starbucks London Fog Tea Latte:

  1. Boil the water, and pour it over the tea bags.
  2. Steep the tea for about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Heat the milk and froth it until foamy.
  4. Remove the tea bags, add the syrup, then top the drink with foamy milk.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
Starbucks London Fog Tea Latte

Starbucks Iced London Fog

I have to admit, I’m not a huge fan of iced tea with milk. And I’m not on love with iced Earl Grey. 

That said, I know plenty of people do like the taste, so here’s a simple recipe for Starbucks iced London Fog:

  1. Put the 4 tea bags into a pitcher and add 475 ml of cold water (2 cups).
  2. Chill the tea for 8-12 hours.
  3. Fill 2 glasses with ice and divide the tea between them.
  4. Add the simple syrup, stir, then top up with cold milk.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the Difference Between Earl Grey and Other Black Teas?

The difference between Earl Grey and black tea is in the flavor.

Earl Grey is actually a type of flavored black tea. It gets its signature taste and aroma from the addition of bergamot orange, which is a very fragrant citrus fruit.

Does Starbucks London Fog Latte Have Caffeine?

Yes. Since Earl Grey is a type of black tea, it does have caffeine.

How Does Starbucks Make the London Fog Tea Latte?

If you ask for a London Fog latte at Starbucks, you’ll get about 4 pumps of vanilla syrup in a grande with an Earl Grey tea bag in hot water. They’ll then fill the cup with steamed milk.

Starbucks London Fog Tea Latte

Prep time:
5 min
Cook time:
0 min
250 kcal
The next time you want something warm and creamy, forget your usual cup of joe and try this Starbucks London fog tea latte instead.


  • 475 ml of Water (2 cups)
  • 4 Earl Grey Tea Bags
  • 475 ml of Milk
  • 60 ml of Simple Syrup (2 ounces)


  1. Boil the water, either in a kettle or on the stove. Then, divide it between the two mugs.
  2. Add 2 teabags to each mug and steep for about 3-5 minutes.
  3. While the tea steeps, heat the milk in the microwave in 30-seconds intervals until hot.
  4. If you have a frother, froth the milk until foamy.
  5. Lightly lift the tea bags out of the mugs, but don’t squeeze them. Just let the excess drip and then discard the bags.
  6. Pour the syrup into the mugs, then top them up with the foamy milk.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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