I had just finished reading November’s book club choice, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, and offered my copy to Dani, who hadn’t read it yet. We decided we would go for tea after dinner and I would lend her the book then.
We went to the new Waves Coffee Shop and stood in front of the cashier trying to decide what to order.
I’m a coffee drinker — I LOVE coffee, especially in the form of a double tall latte, mmm…!!! But lately, I have been having trouble getting to sleep at night if I drink coffee in the late afternoon or in the evening. I really didn’t want to take the chance and I decided to order a London Fog. My daughter drinks these and she loves them. (I know that Earl Grey Tea is a black tea and therefore contains caffeine, but I figured that there would be less of it in a tea latte than a coffee.)
Dani ordered some sort of African Rooibos herbal tea, that smelled heavenly — maybe I will have to try that someday…
We had a lovely time — easy, fun conversation — chatting about books, life, changes, and a little about Book Spine poetry (which our book club will be trying at our annual Christmas potluck).
I’m grateful for my friends. Sharing moments with beautiful people, like Dani, makes my life joyous!
London Fog Latte — A Recipe
1 cup of water
2 Earl Grey tea bags (or a full tea ball of loose Earl Grey or Cream of Earl Grey tea leaves)
3 tbsp of vanilla syrup or 1 tbsp of sugar
1/2 cup of milk of your choice
Make the tea your usual way in a large mug- using 2 teabags or a full tea ball will ensure that the tea is strong, no need to steep longer (brewing tea too long will make it bitter). Stir in the vanilla syrup or sugar.
Steam the milk or heat until it is hot but not boiling, froth using a milk frother or whisk. Pour the steamed, frothed milk into the tea, spooning extra froth on top.