Saturday, March 14, 2009

London fog

The London Fog special tea from Starbucks: pretty great!

It's Earl Grey tea with vanilla syrup shots and skim milk. I don't even tend to like vanilla flavoring, but the bergamot flavor mitigates the sweetness well. What I'm trying to decide is whether to manufacture it in the tearoom of my apartment. Or in Starbucks: here's the hack. I used to drink Tealuxe's Creme de Earl Grey or the Tea Spot's tea of the same flavor (Earl Grey with vanilla, no milk; the iced version of it may be one of the greatest beverages I've ever consumed), but the Tea Spot ran out of it six months ago and say they don't know when they'll get it again.

I admit to feeling morally superior to people who put milk and sugar in their tea, although that position gets tested when there's chai or London Fogs involved. I love Earl Grey tea, and I love fog, so it's the best of both worlds. Any nominations for what a San Francisco Fog would contain? I'm told that Lima, Peru is also quite foggy. Nova Scotia, too?

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Blogger MKG on Sun Mar 22, 07:35:00 PM:
I think it depends what you want your tea to actually do. I feel suitably superior to anyone putting milk in Darjeeling, for example, or Assam - but if it's English Breakfast or Earl Grey before noon, it's not so bad... Tea as a breakfast food, rather than tea as pick-me-up, perhaps?
I may be giving this more consideration that it deserves.
Blogger Green Tea Fiend on Wed Mar 25, 11:42:00 AM:
Glad to know you like our Earl! Just wanted to let you know that we've got it back in stock & ready to go. You can find it here.
Blogger Alice on Thu Mar 26, 11:29:00 PM:
I discovered the new shipment of Earl Grey de la Creme at the Tea Spot on Sunday afternoon. "This is the best thing that's happened all week!" I exclaimed to the woman at the counters. I took home a large bag of it.