So I’m sure you’ve all probably heard of a London Fog – it’s Earl Grey tea, steamed milk, and a little vanilla. It’s really delicious and very popular – even so that people make desserts with this name. I have a London Fog Blondie in my book, The Mountain Baker.
But, what you may not know or even thought is you can make this type of drink with any kind of tea – it does not have to be Earl Grey. Steamed milk with vanilla is a called a steamer and it’s a warm and cozy drink I would enjoy all the time as a kid! I still make them now too, check out my Vanilla Steamer recipe. So, I actually like to make what I call a Tea Steamer. This is just a London Fog but with a different type of tea.
Lately I’ve been having trouble sleeping as Otto just passed away. It’s incredibly difficult being here without him in general, but certain times of the day are worse than others. And at night, it can be hard for me to fall asleep as he was always there snuggling me in bed and I feel so lonely now. So, I have been having a cup of Kava tea before bed. My favorite is the Yogi Kava Stress Relief, it is so good and it truly helps you fall asleep. It should really be called sleepy tea not stress relief as whenever I drink it, I pass out within like an hour haha. So, I can really only have it at night.
So, I have been making Kava Tea Steamers lately and they are so good. I actually think I like them better than London Fogs (yes, I said it). So, this 3 ingredient drink is packed with flavor and it is so easy to make! This is probably going to be my go to winter drink this season. Get the recipe below for my Kava Tea Steamer.
Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Kava Tea SteamerDifficulty: Easy
If you like London Fogs, then give this Kava Tea Steamer a try – I bet it will become a new favorite of yours!
- Place the tea bag in the hot water and steep for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Using a milk steamer (or just using a pot over the stovetop) heat milk to 140°F. Pour milk into the tea and stir to combine. If you have a milk frother or coffee maker, you can add foam on top too!
- Serve immediately.
- High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.
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