Victorian London Fog

Tea type
Black Oolong Blend
Ingredients
Bergamot, Black Tea, Lavender, Oolong Tea, Vanilla
Flavors
Black Currant, Caramel, Lavender, Spices, Creamy, Vanilla, Cream, Milk, Bergamot, Earth, Smooth, Citrus
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Bulk, Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 4 g 16 oz / 480 ml

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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.

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

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1301 tasting notes

Earl Grey Cream with lavender. Pretty good.

When I go into a tea shop here and order a London Fog, it is essentially a strong Earl Grey, some good quality vanilla syrup, topped up with steamed milk.

An American steepster mentioned that a London Fog also contains lavender. Was he referring to this tea or is that always the case?

Questions, questions.

Glorious weather today. Went for a walk with a friend and am now exhausted. Boom. Not even dinner time.

CrowKettle

Wiki isn’t reliable, but I wouldn’t say lavender is necessarily (although it’s a welcome alteration, in my opinion). Also, it may originate from Vancouver, BC! https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cookbook:London_Fog

Evol Ving Ness

That was a good read, CrowKettle. Thanks! Who knew there were so many variations!

My first and most memorable one was in a small cafe at a Blues festival in Niagara region. It was exquisite.

The lavender here is a seamless addition. (‘Anne has also done one—a few?—Earl Grey vanilla-type teas with lavender. Also fabulous.)

CrowKettle

Ok, I love Anne’s various Earl Grey experiments and wish she’d make it, as a rotating thing like her vanilla black, a permanent tea. Wasn’t expecting to enjoy such a “traditional” tea from 52teas :)

In the meantime I’ll look into H&S for my lavender needs.

Evol Ving Ness

Actually, I’d be delighted if Earl Grey Cupcake or one of her other experiments were on regular rotation or permanent too.

Quite pleased with this one. Hope it does not disappoint. Placed my order during their 20% off sale which helped calm down the shipping fees.

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47 tasting notes

Staple, gone through 1 tin and already bought another tin. Will always repurchase on every H+S order as long as there’s a sale.

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176 tasting notes

This tea sounds amazing… lavender? Bergamot? Sign me up. Unfortunately the lavender taste is just not there but I see the little buds in there so i know I am at least getting some of the Lavender benefits. The bergamot is mild too. Its just a mild tea and the base is not too crazy. I like it and enjoyed the tin but its not a must have.

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771 tasting notes

This is a lovely Earl Grey variant. I love the lavender and the floral taste to it. It is very creamy also. Which is good because I didn’t realize before what a giant bag of it I bought so I have enough to last me a while.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 44 OZ / 1301 ML

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95
31 tasting notes

This is our go to Earl Grey. Everything about it works for our household. A great take on the classic formula, the additions of lavender just balance things out quite nicely. The lavender’s there but not overpowering at all.

Flavors: Black Currant, Caramel, Lavender, Spices

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 15 sec 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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65 tasting notes

Hot Latte with rice milk

The dry leaves say they include oolong and black tea and lavender buds. I could not spot the oolong. There were a some camouflaged lavender buds.
The dry smell is intoxicating. It smells very floral and of vanilla.
The bergamot flavor was really mellow and disappears into the background with the milk. There is a floral note but it is more of a general floral note. I wanted the early grey to stand out more and be stronger. I may try to add more leaves next time for a stronger earl grey flavor. Other than that, overall It was creamy and comforting. It was be wonderful to have on a cold winter day.

Flavors: Creamy, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
Nattie

I might have to try a rice milk latte! Sounds interesting

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3 tasting notes

I love this tea. Its is so fragrant and floral and vanilla-y. I just want to dive into a cup and live forever! It is a good twist on Earl Grey, as it tastes very creamy like it already has added steamed milk to form a London Fog. It is great however you drink it, with or without cream, and if you create an actual London Fog with steamed milk, it is amazing. I use this tea primarily in baking my Earl Grey tea cakes with homemade lavender frosting. I always keep this tea in my tea cabinet.

Flavors: Cream, Lavender, Milk, Vanilla

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

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30 tasting notes

Very tasty! I compared his against Harney’s Earl Grey Supreme, and liked this much better.

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79 tasting notes

Nice, Light but flavorful, a little fruity, hard to put my finger on the flavors. Nice.

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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2531 tasting notes

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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