I have a list of commuter gripes, as long as both my arms.

Of all the sneezing, the pushing, the high-pitched giggling of a forty year old woman before 7am, the newspaper flapping, table hogging, crap drum and bass being played through tinny headphones, there is one time that I actually enjoy getting on the train.

And that is when it’s foggy.


The train shunts through a tunnel of grey mist and you can’t see past the scraggly weeds that border the tracks.  Stations appear out of nowhere. You only know you’re clattering over bridges by the sound and the rush of cars passing underneath.

Approaching the city, you can’t see the tops of the buildings. Everything looks muffled and a bit quiet. It’s lovely.

To satisfy my inner love of fog, I was googling pictures of a foggy London (this is the best list I found) and this “tea latte” appeared. And I have no idea these even existed but apparently its a thing in America. Earl Grey tea with steamed milk and sweetened with vanilla syrup.


They are really simple to make.  You will need half a cup of strongly brewed Earl Grey Tea. I made mine in a small teapot with four tea bags, as the tea will go bitter if you brew it for too long.  Fill the cup up with steamed and frothed hot whole milk and stir vanilla syrup to taste.


Just as a side note, it’s a perfectly nice and tasty drink and I tried really hard to like it, but I just couldn’t. It boils down to the simple fact that this goes against everything I know and like about tea.
Who puts syrup in tea?
I’m pretty sure I committed a crime doing this on English soil…

This recipe and text was originally posted on Corner Cottage Bakery.  You can see the original post here.

Why is this post now here? Click here to read all about my move from Corner Cottage Bakery to Honey & Dough.

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