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Creamy & Rich London Fog

7 min


One-bowl / one-pot

10 ingredients or less

Curl up with this creamy and comforting drink. The cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup add just the right boost of warmth and sweetness.



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  • 2 cups (480 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk
  • 2 tsp (4 g)
    loose Earl Grey tea leaves
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
    maple syrup, or more to taste
  • 2
    cinnamon sticks

Optional toppings

  • ground cinnamon
  • foamed milk


  1. To a saucepan on medium heat, add the milk, tea, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Whisk continuously until the milk starts to simmer, then stir in the vanilla and remove from the heat.
  2. Cover and allow to steep for 1 - 2 minutes further for a stronger tea flavour. Then strain the tea into mugs and enjoy!


  • Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.


  • Best if enjoyed immediately.

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Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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Joanna - April 15, 2024, 9:09 a.m.


Aileen - March 31, 2024, 5:23 a.m.

Delicious! It has that same strong flavor several spices (ginger + cinnamon + cardamom pods + star anise + …) usually give. I couldn’t believe the flavor with this one. Yum!!

Christine - March 21, 2024, 2:02 a.m.

This was the perfect comforting wind down drink at the end of a long day !

Sun - Jan. 18, 2024, 8:46 p.m.

This was so good and exactly what I needed during studying. Great recipe Thanks 🙏

Silvana Sichi - Jan. 17, 2024, 12:31 p.m.

Absolutely scrumptious!

Chrysiida - Dec. 14, 2023, 1:56 a.m.

I don't usually drink tea but this was so delicious and comforting! I can't wait to make it to my tea-enthusiast friend; I am sure she will love it as much -if not more- as I do!

PUL Team - Dec. 14, 2023, 1:58 a.m.

Aw thanks so much, Chrysiida! We hope your friend loves the London Fog too 🤗

Yume - Dec. 12, 2023, 1:58 p.m.

10/10 would recommend! Tastes like Christmas in a cup and so warm and cosy on a rainy day! Loved it!!

Raschel - Dec. 5, 2023, 7:18 p.m.

So lovely and comforting! I uaed Oatmilk and Lavender Earl Grey loose leaf black tea.

Tina C - Dec. 4, 2023, 9:53 a.m.

So easy and delicious, such a comforting and cozy drik for a cold day ❤️

Also... I am loving the app so far, its the best thing ever! It's a life changer and saver.

Thank you so very much for this, its beautiful and super useful and it works very well.

So exited to use it every day, I find it to be very motivating for cooking nice and nourishing meals since its so well put togerher and it guides you easily through the steps 😍 so cool, love it 🥰 and needless to say the recipes are just so easy, beautiful and super tasty.... Truly an amazing, amazing job.

You rock guys ❤️

PUL Team - Dec. 5, 2023, 12:49 a.m.

Thanks for all of the love and support, Tina, you're the best 🙌 We poured our hearts into creating an app that brings joy and inspiration to our users, and it's incredibly rewarding to know that we're succeeding. Cheers to creating more delicious meals together 🤗

Lorena - Nov. 10, 2023, 4:44 a.m.

So good! The perfect amount of sweetness

Fam van Eijkeren - Nov. 6, 2023, 9:08 p.m.

Just perfect at a stormy autumn day :)

Taylor Fowler - July 25, 2023, 6:12 p.m.

Rich and delicious! My new favorite way to make tea.

Nikki - July 4, 2023, 10:56 p.m.

Delicious! I had this over ice; it was perfect!

Hira - June 27, 2023, 2:39 p.m.

Alyson Price - May 29, 2023, 8:27 p.m.

So quick and delicious! It really cuts down on the craving for a coffee shop.

Martunia - Feb. 26, 2023, 8:51 p.m.

Quite good but the Earl Grey taste is quite strong. I'll try it with regular black tea next time.

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2023, 10:27 p.m.

Thanks for taking the time to share, Martunia! In case you're interested and it helps, you can also skip covering the tea and steeping to get a milder tea flavour 😊

Kirsten - Feb. 10, 2023, 3:50 a.m.

you have no idea how many times this drink has saved me from going out and buying a london fog! pick up limes is really out here supporting your budgeting goals LOL

Linzi Whittingham - Dec. 29, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

I’d never heard of a London Fog drink until I tried the PUL recipe. And so now whenever I take a break from coffee and flat whites I always make London Fog lattes. I am English and love tea.

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2022, 9:31 p.m.

Oooh so lovely to hear, Linzi, thank you!

alina - Oct. 19, 2022, 8:24 a.m.

she can do no wrong. my absolute favorite comfort character, inna tea. love her 💖🍯

Aparna Sridhar - Oct. 18, 2022, 11:24 p.m.

Fantastic recipe. I’d never get another London fog from starbucks. Want to congratulate the entire team of pickuplimes for putting together this wonderful website. Love how it has everything from nutritional info to portion modifications and added bonus is the easy click-on links to Youtube videos. Amazing work!

PUL Team - Oct. 19, 2022, 12:01 a.m.

Aw thank you for the glowing feedback, Aparna, it means so much!

Aparna Sridhar - Oct. 18, 2022, 11:21 p.m.

Fantastic recipe. I’d never get London fog from starbucks again. Want to congratulate the pickuplimes team for putting together this amazing website. Love how it has everything you need from portion modifications to nutritional info.

Chris - Oct. 18, 2022, 10:37 p.m.

Absolutely the best hug ever! Such warmth and such comfort!

PUL Team - Oct. 18, 2022, 10:39 p.m.

So happy it's being enjoyed, Chris 🤗

Pardis - June 10, 2022, 9:21 a.m.


Phison - May 31, 2022, 9:40 p.m.

This really was so easy to make and the taste was as good as any London Fog at the coffee
Shops. I know it’s warm these days but I needed something warm after a long travel and this hit the spot. Thank you, Pick Up Limes!

PUL Team - May 31, 2022, 10:57 p.m.

A huge compliment, Phison, thank YOU 😃

Suluhu - May 30, 2022, 8:03 a.m.

After a rainy day, I did some meal prep in the evening. When I was done, my kids and husband were asleep. There was a big fat book waiting for me to start reading. So I decided to try this London fog and it was absolutely perfect for the situation, curled up on the couch with a book while it rained outside. The caffeine kept me awake though and I slept fairly late. Although it could've been the books fault. I'll have to try it again with rooibos tonight. You know, for science.

PUL Team - May 30, 2022, 4:06 p.m.

Ooo sounds lovely, Suluhu, we're glad it was enjoyed! We hope tonight is a bit more restful 😃

Lily - March 22, 2022, 6:20 a.m.

So delicious! I used my favorite creamy oat milk instead of soy. Perfect for this snowy day here in Japan. I will definitely make this again..

PUL Team - March 23, 2022, 5:19 a.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Lily! Sending an abundance of love to Japan ✨

Mary-Kate - Jan. 17, 2022, 11:48 p.m.

I’ve been wanting to try a London Fog for some time, so it was such a pleasant surprise to find that they were so simple to make! It was super comforting - I’ll definitely use this recipe again!

PUL Team - Jan. 18, 2022, 1:18 a.m.

So thrilled the London fog was enjoyed, Mary-Kate, enjoy!

Olala - Nov. 4, 2021, 7:45 p.m.

I’m team coffee, but I can die for that tea! Thank you ❤️

Kelly - July 27, 2021, 4:43 p.m.

Simple and calming. Love it with Earl Grey Rooibos to avoid late night caffeine!

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 1:55 a.m.

Mmm a delicious idea! Thank you, Kelly 😍

Joy - July 25, 2021, 7:07 p.m.

Tried this recipe a few years ago and it quickly became my favourite! Delicious, feels like a hug in a mug ;)

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 5:37 p.m.

Gotta love a hug in a mug 🥰 Thank you for the review, Joy!

Jenni H. - July 25, 2021, 4:47 a.m.

I'm a die-hard coffee drinker. Tea is nice but doesn't comfort my soul. That being said, London Fogs are cozy rainy days, fuzzy blankets, and a good novel all wrapped up in a finger-warming mug of joy. A perfect afternoon pick me up. This is such a good recipe.

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 12:54 a.m.

Aw you're too sweet, Jenni, so glad you enjoyed it :D

Clémentine - July 10, 2021, 1:03 a.m.

Very soothing and comforting on a rainy afternoon :) Not the biggest fan of Earl Grey so I usually use a plain black tea !

Katherine Broberg - July 9, 2021, 8:21 p.m.

My husband’s favorite of your cozy drinks. He’ll make it for himself at least once a week.

Casey - July 9, 2021, 4:06 a.m.

Love this one right here! I was living under a rock before just drinking earl grey tea with honey NEVER AGAIN! It's London Fog from here on out!

PUL Team - July 13, 2021, 4:15 a.m.

A massive thank you for the review, Casey! We're so happy you've joined team London Fog 😎

Louise - May 23, 2021, 12:11 a.m.

Seriously delicious. And so easy to make, too!

PUL Team - May 23, 2021, 12:42 a.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Louise 🤗