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Orange-scented London Fog

Recipe provided by Dairy Farmers of Canada ©
Orange scented London Fog in a clear mug with tea bags on a white plate and a white tea pot
1 serving / 10-15 mins 

Prep 5 min / Cook 5-10 min 

A London Fog is quickly becoming a favourite at specialty shops thanks to its aromatic Earl Grey tea accented with vanilla. Try this version with a twist of orange zest and turn your own kitchen into a trendy café.

  • 1 cup (250 mL) 1% milk
  • 1 strip (about 2 x ½-inch/5 x 1 cm) orange zest
  • 1 Earl Grey tea bag
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) boiling water
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) vanilla extract
  • Orange zest for garnish
  1. In a microwave-safe measuring cup or in a saucepan, heat milk on medium-high (70%) power in the microwave or over medium heat for about 3 minutes or until steaming.
  2. In a tall mug, combine orange zest, tea bag and boiling water; pour in half of the hot milk. Let steep for 5 minutes.
  3. If desired, froth remaining hot milk with a battery-powered frother or whisk attachment on an immersion blender.
  4. Remove orange zest and tea bag from mug (without squeezing tea bag). Stir in vanilla and pour in remaining hot milk. Garnish with a twist of orange zest or finely grated orange zest and serve immediately.


Use a sharp vegetable peeler to peel strip of orange zest making sure you only peel the orange portion and avoid the white pith, which is bitter. For garnish, use a channel knife to peel a thin strip or use a peeler to cut a wide strip, then cut it into thin strips, or simply use a zester or a fine grater to shave the zest on top of the mug.

You can double or quadruple this recipe for more servings. Just multiply the ingredients and use a large saucepan to heat the milk. If using the microwave, increase the time for heating the milk accordingly.

Nutritional info per serving (1 cup)
  • Calories 108
  • Protein 8 g
  • Total Fat 2 g
    Saturated Fat 2 g
    Cholesterol 12 mg
  • Carbohydrates 13 g
    Fibre 0 g
    Sugars 13 g
    Added sugars 0 g
  • Sodium 107 mg
  • Potassium 375 mg