This creamy Antioxidant-Rich London Fog Lavender Latte is the perfect afternoon treat that is part snack, part afternoon tea.
In my opinion, Earl Grey may be the most perfectly balanced tea on the face of the planet. And while I'm a sucker for all tea, I have a particular fondness for Earl Grey. Possibly because it tastes utterly delicious or because Bergamot conveys the most intoxicating scent and taste. Either way, it is one for the senses, that's for sure.
And while I don't mind sticking with the simple goodness of a nice cup of Earl Grey, once in a while, I crave drinks that have a little more substance and body. This is where this creamy antioxidant-rich London Fog Lavender Latte comes in. It feels like the perfect way to give you a little boost of energy while satisfying your taste buds.
My version of Lavender London Fog Latte includes Butterfly Pea Flower Powder, Purple Sweet Potato Powder (don't worry you can't taste it), culinary lavender, almond milk, vanilla extract, Earl Grey tea, and maple syrup to create a velvety, rich latte.
- vanilla-flavored almond milk divided
- dried culinary lavender
- Earl Grey tea bag
- vanilla extract
- purple sweet potato powder
- butterfly pea flower powder
- maple syrup or honey
- optional: collagen peptides
Let's Make It
Step 1. Combine tea bag along with lavender in a mug and add about ¼ cup of water. Let steep for 5 minutes. You can steep the lavender longer and remove the tea bag if you wish.
Step 2. Add 1 cup almond milk to a small pot along with ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract, butterfly pea flower, and purple sweet potato powders, collagen if using, and maple syrup. Simmer mixture until warm. Strain lavender and tea mixture into the pot.
Step 3. If you want to froth the remaining almond milk, do so now. If you want to skip this step, just add all the milk to the pot at once.
Step 4. Blend everything together for 30 seconds and add it back to the mug. Top the drink with frothy milk and enjoy it right away.
A Closer Look At The Key Ingredients
Earl Grey Tea
Earl Grey tea is made simply by blending black tea with bergamot oil. The result is a spectacular combination of floral and citrus mixed with the earthiness of tea. Research suggests that Early Grey is high in antioxidants, can help lower cholesterol, and is heart-healthy.
This popular flowering plant is one that's widely used for a variety of ailments, primarily for anxiety, to calm the nervous system, as a digestive aid, for nausea, it is also anti-inflammatory, and more. It's best to use not just any lavender but specifically culinary lavender. I've included the link here for you.
Purple Sweet Potato Powder
Another antioxidant-rich ingredient is purple sweet potato powder, which is flavorless and adds color and vibrancy to anything it is added to. It is also rich in fiber and anthocyanins. It contains minerals and vitamins and it is said that consuming purple sweet potato on a regular basis, aids blood vessel and heart health.
Butterfly Pea Flower Powder
One of my favorite ingredients that has found its way into my recipes, is butterfly pea flower powder. This beautiful powder made from the butterfly pea flower is also rich in antioxidants and anthocyanins.
Some of the benefits of this beautiful powder include its potential to stabilize blood sugar, it promotes healthy skin due to its antioxidant content, and has been known to help reduce GI symptoms as well as improve brain function.
Top Tips And FAQs
What Is The Best Kind Of Almond Milk?
If you're a plant milk drinker, you have your favorite...I'm very much partial to Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (no affiliation). I find it works wonderfully with my tastebuds but if you have one you are particularly drawn to, use that. While I have not tried this with Cashew or Oatmilk, they may be good alternatives. I'm not sure coconut would work as well as it may alter the taste too much but this is now your recipe so feel free to explore.
Does It Matter If You Use Decaf Earl Grey?
Not one bit. In fact, you could easily drink this at night if you're using decaffeinated tea, but of course, when I need a little kick, I enjoy having this either mid-morning or early in the afternoon.
Why Is Dried Culinary Lavender Important?
Culinary Lavender is different from the dried stems you might pick up at your local florist. Culinary lavender is sifted multiple times to expose only the pure buds and none of the debris. This makes it ideal for consumption.
Where Can You Find Pea Flower And Sweet Potato Powder?
Will Adding Collagen Peptides Alter The Taste?
Is Frothy Milk Necessary?
This is definitely optional but a nice touch to the latte. I use this milk frother but any of your choosing will work. Another option if you don't have a milk frother is to simply add ½ teaspoon coconut oil to the mixture before blending. The coconut oil will create a nice froth.
If You Want to Keep The Latte Low-Carb Or Keto
If you don't want to use maple syrup or honey, you can use low-carb or keto maple syrup or honey.
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1. Combine tea bag along with lavender in a mug and add about ¼ cup of water. Let steep for 5 minutes. You can steep the lavender longer and remove the tea bag if you wish.
2. Add 1 cup almond milk to a small pot along with ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract, butterfly pea flower and purple sweet potato powders, and maple syrup. Simmer mixture until warm. Strain lavender and tea mixture into the pot.
3. If you want to froth the remaining almond milk, do so now. If you want to skip this step, just add all the milk to the pot at once.
4. Blend everything together for 30 seconds and add back to the mug. Top with frothy milk and enjoy right away.
1. You can substitute decaf Earl Grey tea for regular if you are sensitive to caffeine or want to drink it at night.
2. If you want to keep this drink low carb, you can skip the sweetener or add keto maple syrup or keto honey.
3. Frothy milk is not a must but it's a nice addition.