Have you ever found yourself on a chilly day, listening to the sparrows chatter away outside in piles of snow weighing down the branches of that tree you still haven’t trimmed (you know, the one that smacks your neighbours heads on their afternoon walks) and thinking, “why am I drinking a london fog when I don’t live in London?”
As it turns out, the sweet earl grey drink we call london fogs aren’t actually from London. In the early 90’s, the drink was invented in Vancouver, BC! A woman, by the name of Mary Loria, had come up with the idea for an alternative to coffee. Not much else is known, and the origins are widely debated around the country. Other drinks have been altered to match location, such as the Halifax Fog or Vancouver Fog (all the way in Scotland!)
And now we would like you to try our Cochrane Fog!
- Bring water to approximately 90°C (194°F)
- Use 1 heaping tsp of Cowboy Earl Grey tea leaves using compostable tea bags
- Steep in your favourite mug about 2/3rds of the way full with hot water, for about 3-4 minutes. Remove after infused.
- Meanwhile, heat your milk of choice. Do not boil! Frothing is optional.
- Stir in 2 tsp vanilla syrup** to your tea, or more if you prefer sweeter.
- Pour milk over steeped tea. Enjoy!
**Try using maple syrup as an alternative to vanilla syrup!