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We’ve discovered the ultimate Christmas drink! And, being the kind-hearted souls that we are, we wanted to share it with you!

We’ve been doing a lot of playing around with the London Fog Earl Grey Latte drink, aka The Grey Wizard as served at Steel Cauldron Wizard-themed cafe, Sheffield and this lovely sweet citrussy, foamy, milky hug of a drink forms the basis of it.

In fact, our drink is essentially London Fog with an upgrade.

That upgrade is brandy. And, if you’re so inclined, a dusting of cinnamon powder.

And what do we call this new tea drink?

We call it “Le Fog Parisienne“.

Le Fog Parisienne Earl Grey Drink


Discovered by accident.

We discovered this delish drink quite by accident: I (Marc) had tried the Grey Wizard at the Steel Cauldron and wanted to recreate it at home. Going through everything I needed…

  1. Batch Earl – check
  2. Milk – check
  3. Cafetiere for frothing milk – check
  4. Vanilla syrup – ahhh man.

So, I had no vanilla syrup.

But I did have brandy! And brandy makes everything better.

And one of many mottos I’ve found helpful in life is “if something is missing, add alcohol.”

Granted this motto could also be said to be responsible for alcoholism if taken at a different “something missing” level. But I’m just referring to missing cooking ingredients…

Anyway… brandy being sweet compensated a little for the sweetness of the vanilla, whilst adding a new kick and really brought through the citrus. And it was good.

But mere “good” cuts no mustard with us dear reader. Good is something that happens to other people.

We want nothing short of GREAT.


So I bought Monin Vanilla syrup and made it again. And it was… you guessed it. GREAT!

Sweet, orangey and rich with brandy, it’s just Christmas!

So here’s the recipe…

How to make Le Fog Parisienne

What you’ll need:

  • 4g Batch Earl
  • ~175ml freshly boiled water
  • ~150ml milk (or alternative)
  • 1 shot brandy
  • 15ml Monin Vanilla Syrup
  • a cup or pan for heating the milk
  • Cafetière for frothing milk or milk steamer / frother
  • A lovely mug to drink from


How to make Le Fog Parisienne:

  • Steep 2/3 of a mug of Batch Earl tea in your mug
  • While the tea is steeping, heat your milk and froth
  • Add Monin Syrup and brandy to tea
  • Pour frothed milk over the tea until full (and slightly overflowing to drip enticingly over the edge)
  • Sprinkle with a little cinnamon & clove powder mix (optional)


Have you made this recipe? Let us know you it went!

Share your pics with us and use #LeFogParisienne @batchteaco

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