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.
Kava Tea Steamer
Makes 1 steamer
1 bag Yogi Kava Stress Relief tea
1 cup hot water
1 cup organic milk
2 teaspoons organic vanilla syrup
sprinkle or organic cinnamon (optional)
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!
High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.