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I had a 15 hour day yesterday and I am egg-zausted! I wanted to treat myself to something special this morning, and ever since chrine posted about her Earl Grey Latte I have wanted to try one!!! I just ran out to pick one of these up at Starbucks.

The first sip was a bit strange, but once my brain registered that I wasn’t drinking a coffee based latte from the white cup with the mermaid, I started to really get into it! The lavender is pronounced (yes!) and the foamy warm milky goodness and syrup make up for any deficiencies in the Tazo Earl Grey. It’s a bit perfumey but in a good way. I got the Tall size, and I can’t imagine getting anything bigger because it’s very rich. I love it! I am surprised/thrilled that Starbucks offers such an unusual drink!

So if I wanted to make this at home I would brew, say, 8 oz of Earl Grey tea and add about 4 oz warm milk? I don’t have vanilla syrup – would some simple syrup and a little of my home made vanilla extract work you think?

EDIT: I found a recipe for home made vanilla syrup that I’m going to try, and I thought I’d post it here for posterity:

http://breweddaily.com/2008/11/simple-vanilla-syrup-for-coffee/

Rabs

That sounds like a really good homemade version! And I hope that you recover and get some rest soon :)

JacquelineM

Rabs – good to know from the expert!!! :)

Rabs

Well, if it’s a disaster, then you’ve got someone to blame! And since we live several states apart I’m fine with that ;)

Janni

That sounds delightful. That’s the first time I’ve actually wanted to go to a Starbucks in a looooong time. :O Wow.

JonTea

Ohhhh. I might be making a starb’s run in a bit…… :D

AmazonV

the vanilla rooibos teabag as a late is also yummy

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Rabs

That sounds like a really good homemade version! And I hope that you recover and get some rest soon :)

JacquelineM

Rabs – good to know from the expert!!! :)

Rabs

Well, if it’s a disaster, then you’ve got someone to blame! And since we live several states apart I’m fine with that ;)

Janni

That sounds delightful. That’s the first time I’ve actually wanted to go to a Starbucks in a looooong time. :O Wow.

JonTea

Ohhhh. I might be making a starb’s run in a bit…… :D

AmazonV

the vanilla rooibos teabag as a late is also yummy

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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