Besides that big, beautiful super moon on Sunday, there are about a thousand different stars aligning right now to make a hot mug of tea my drink of choice.
For example, with the sweater weather that’s nestled in across New England, I feel this crazy urgency to bake cookies and muffins, to serve alongside a hot cup of tea. I want to take a long walk through a leafy Harvard Yard with a hot cup of tea. And, my scarf feels so much warmer (and way cuter) when coupled with — you guessed it — a hot cup of tea.
I’m suddenly in an autumn state of mind and only My Kinda London Fog will do. It comes together in the time it takes to boil a pot of water and warm a saucer of milk. Mix everything together and voilà you’ve got a warm tea drink to eclipse all others, even that super moon.
I am a big fan of gifting the ingredients for this mug to an office-mate or someone who also needs a long walk through a leafy yard with this hot cup in hand. Find an extra large mug — mine was a gift from the ladies at The Hello Sessions (I’ll be speaking in Portland, Oregon, in 2 weeks — more leafy yards!) — and use a little tissue or crinkle paper to ease the jar of milk down inside. You can wrap the entire thing up in plastic, but why? Just hand a sweet mug over as is and offer to help warm up their autumn day by making the drink together.
Happy Fall, folks!
My Kinda London Fog
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
- 1 earl grey tea bag
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup cashew milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
- Place the tea bag and boiling water in a mug. Let is sit for 3 to 4 minutes. Discard the tea bag.
- In a small pot over medium heat, warm up the cashew milk just before scalding. Add the cashew milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup to the mug, and stir. Serve immediately.
- 1 extra large mug
- Small handful white crinkle paper
- 4-ounce glass jar
- 2-ounce round glass jar with dropper
- Earl grey tea bag(s)
- Small piece of paper
- Fill mug with a little crinkle paper. Fill the 4-ounce jar with cashew milk. Wipe rim and seal. Place jar in mug. Top with a little more crinkle paper.
- Fill 2-ounce jar with vanilla extract. Wipe rim and seal with dropper. Place jar on top of crinkle layer in mug. Slide tea bags into the mug.
- Write recipe on small piece of paper and slide into mug.
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