Wednesday, June 9, 2010

London Fog Tea and Talks with a Skull Mug

“Why, why, why?!!” I cry as I bang my head against the tabletop. “Why do I have to run out of coffee the day I need to write a big article?” I’m a terrible writer without caffeine and barely passable with.

I grope around for my lucky pink skull mug and desperately seek out another source of caffeine and sugar. Tea... Earl Grey Tea, vanilla syrup and half and half. Yes! I can make a sweet London Fog.

So now you know why I’m missing in action. I have to pretend I’m a writer. Again. Pinky the skull mug will keep me company. Oh god, I’m talking to my mug. Help!

London Fog Tea
Ahhh caffeine and sugar, you will be mine.

1 skull mug, preferably pink
8 to 12 ounces boiling water, depending on the size of your skull mug
1 tablespoon loose Earl Grey Tea
1 tea bag or tea ball
2 tablespoons vanilla syrup
2 tablespoons half and half

Steep tea for 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla syrup and half and half.


Cathy said...

Love love love the mug!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

I've missed you Laura.

I love half and half in my tea (cream too). My tea snob friends think I'm nuts, but I've been enjoying that way for decades. The vanilla syrup is a new one though - will have to give it a try.


The Cooking Photographer said...

I miss you too Patricia! Hold on I'm coming over...

Chef E said...

I found out yesterday- NO more caffeine. With a history of problems, I chose to ditch it, but then I got caught up drinking it last week, and landed in the hospital, all because I wanted some extra energy.

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

No joke, we're doing chili for dinner tonight. Great blogging minds think alike. BUT, are you making chipotle cornbread to serve with yours? Touche!

When you're a famous cookbook author traveling the country on your very first book tour, we'll have to do lunch.


Monet said...

I'm addicted to coffee ( I hate to admit it, but it's true!) I'll have to give this a try!

Sue said...

I will have to try this for my husband who loves tea, but in his manly "Ragged Pt. Beach" mug:)

The Cooking Photographer said...

Chef E what the heck? Now I'm going to have to drink your share of caffeine. Yikes, stay away from that stuff!

FootPrints said...

mmmm my kind of drink!

Jackie said...

Looks great! Love the mug!

Jenna Skarzenski said...

I'm the same way with caffeine. Addicts unite! Anyways, a london fog sounds really yummy. I've never heard of them until now. So thanks for what will probably be my newest drink obsession!

P.s. my favorite mug has a monkey on it! ^_^

Mr. P said...


Just recently found out about London Fog, and am intrigued. It's going to be on my menu soon, I'm sure.

shaz said...

Never heard of London Fog till now, love the mug. Good luck with the writing. I used to never touch coffee, now I cannot understand why I would have done something as silly as that!

VegeCooking Club said...

I LOVE the mug. WHERE can one obtain such a lovely pink skull mug?

Joy said...

I hate when I run out of coffee. I adore earl gray but it is never enough caffine for me.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Dawn and Mr. P the mug is made by my favorite German company, Waechtersbach. They have the nicest stuff, and sometimes you can get a piece or two at Ross! That's where I got the mug.


Cyndy said...

Love the mug. This sounds really good and have never tried it with syrup. Cream yes, but never syrup.

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