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: