Victorian London Fog

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Bergamot, Black Tea, Lavender, Oolong Tea, Vanilla
Flavors
Bergamot, Cream, Earth, Lavender, Smooth, Citrus, Creamy, Vanilla
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 12 oz / 369 ml

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  • “365 Days of Tea Challenge – Day 38 I picked up a sample of this with my last Harney & Sons order, because even though I don’t generally like lavender, I’m still looking for an Earl Grey with...” Read full tasting note
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  • “One of my newest samples. It looked interesting. There is a very nice cream, and lavender scent. The flavour is creamy vanilla, which is really good with the lavender and bergamot. Very glad I...” Read full tasting note
    93
  • “I love this tea. More flavourful than a basic earl grey, not as perfumey as Harneys Paris. The lavender cleans it up a bit without being cloying. I love it. One of my favs. I make it with lots of...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I had to buy a sample of this recently (thanks to Steepsterers mentioning it. haha.) When Harney has free shipping though, it’s easy to justify buying a couple samples. (Uh oh.) It’s...” Read full tasting note
    83

From Harney & Sons

Victorian London Fog was the winning blend in our customer creation contest! Thousands of blends were submitted and we let you all choose between the top 5 flavors!

The beverage called London Fog originated during the Victorian era. Traditionally, it is an Earl Grey served with steamed milk.

Black tea, oolong tea, bergamot oil, lavender, vanilla flavor. Contains natural flavors.

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365 Days of Tea Challenge – Day 38

I picked up a sample of this with my last Harney & Sons order, because even though I don’t generally like lavender, I’m still looking for an Earl Grey with cream/vanilla that lives up to my expectations.

Happily, the lavender isn’t all that noticeable next to the bergamot. I can tell it’s there, but it’s not offensive to me. The cream flavor is nice. However, I really wish there was vanilla as well…

It also somehow comes out tasting a bit like coconut in some sips.

So not the Earl Grey cream of my dreams, but still tasty!

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Flavors: Bergamot, Cream, Earth, Lavender, Smooth

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
ashmanra

Have you tried Cream Earl Grey from Teafrog? It was pretty awesome to me!

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One of my newest samples. It looked interesting.

There is a very nice cream, and lavender scent. The flavour is creamy vanilla, which is really good with the lavender and bergamot. Very glad I finally tried some.

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Cream, Creamy, Lavender, Vanilla

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I love this tea. More flavourful than a basic earl grey, not as perfumey as Harneys Paris. The lavender cleans it up a bit without being cloying. I love it. One of my favs. I make it with lots of shaken foamed milk. My perfect afternoon treat.

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I had to buy a sample of this recently (thanks to Steepsterers mentioning it. haha.) When Harney has free shipping though, it’s easy to justify buying a couple samples. (Uh oh.) It’s interesting this blend was a winning blend in a contest of thousands submitted. I didn’t know about this contest. The ingredients: Black tea, oolong tea, bergamot oil, lavender, vanilla flavor. I didn’t seem to see much oolong with the black tea unless it is of the type that actually looks like black tea. I see the occasional lavender piece. To be honest, I’m not usually a fan of the Earls I’ve tried from Harney, but this one is much tastier than I usually find them. The scent of the leaves reminds me of Fruity Pebbles which I sadly haven’t had in ages. I do detect notes of lavender but none of vanilla which makes me disappointed. The black tea is certainly robust enough (again, where is that oolong if this blend is so strong?) and I love a strong great tasting Earl. I’m glad I only used a teaspoon because this tea is certainly strong enough. Apparently I should have tried this with milk to make ‘London Fog’. I didn’t. So this blend probably wasn’t as exceptional as I wanted it to be, but it definitely isn’t a cup I’d say no to. And with the lack of excellent bergamot teas being sold today, this one is good enough for me.

Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for a full mug// 14 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // 8 minutes after boiling // 4 minute steep

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A bought a sample of this and I’m going to order more. It’s soft and creamy from the vanilla. It tastes great with milk and is sweet on its own. I think I can taste the lavender. It has a floral thing going for sure, but I don’t taste the citrus. That is ok, it’s just yummy as it is. I overbrewed it by about five minutes and it did get a little bitter, but nothing extra milk couldn’t fix.

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I love Earl Grey and my favorite is Earl Grey Supreme from Harney & Sons, this is a different taste with the cream and lavender, but just as good! I very much enjoyed the creaminess of the tea. My husband loves this one, very similar to Earl Grey Moonlight from Adiago.

Flavors: Bergamot, Cream, Lavender

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Usually after getting breakfast, I’ll brew a few cups of black tea as an alternative to coffee. In the past, I’d opt for either Paris from H&S, or this one lapsang souchong blend from Adagio. This one is quickly becoming one of my favorites, though! I’m HUGE on floral flavors, but sometimes they can get a little overpowering. Steeping this tea right will keep the lavender in check, and bring out the vanilla flavors! I’ve only brought this one maybe a week or so ago and I feel as though I already need a refill.

Flavors: Cream, Lavender, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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And a sipdown of this one!
I really like this blend, it’s going to be a repeater for sure. I love lavender, and the vanilla-y Earl Grey is a great base for it.
Yum!

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At work, and with adjusted expectation about the creaminess this was a very enjoyable cup. I can see myself easily going through this tin.

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The description of this sounded pretty intriguing, so though I already have H&S Earl Grey Supreme established here as my house earl grey, I sprang for a tin during the black friday sale.
How do the two compare?
1. I think Earl Grey Supreme is still technically the better tea. Something about it just tastes higher quality.
2. The Victorian London Fog is noticeably finicky to make. If you set a timer, you’ll be fine, but I have a bad habit of wandering off like a space cadet, and I appreciate teas that can be a little more forgiving.
3. Having said that all that, when it turns out right, the London Fog is really delightful. The light vanilla and lavender notes are a delicious accent to the earl grey. And there is a bit of nice cream flavor too.
I don’t think this tea is going to supplant the Earl Grey Supreme any time soon, but it’s well worth trying. And really when you think about it, there’s nothing wrong with keeping a back-up earl grey around ;)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
ashmanra

They were sold out of all but samples when I ordered, so I only got a wee bit, but we liked it. We also like their Earl Grey Supreme best, but this is a nice change and is very creamy, so I think I would have fun making lattes with it, if I made lattes. My daughter is the real EG lover and she liked it enough that I will be getting more for her.

Tamarindel

Yes the cream aspect is very nice!

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