The Starbucks Earl Grey Latte is the ideal option if you’re looking for a relaxing and warm latte. Read on to learn everything about this latte.
The Starbucks Earl Grey Latte is commonly known as the London Fog Tea Latte at Starbucks and is prepared with vanilla syrup, milk, and earl grey tea. I love the Starbucks Earl Grey Tea, especially when the weather gets cold. So, when I learned about the frothy version of Earl Grey Latte, I was ecstatic since I now had a creamier, richer, and sweeter version of my favorite Starbucks tea.
So, what are the nutritional values of this drink? The ingredients? Dairy Content? Recipe? This article answers all these questions and will give you more information about this latte. So, to learn more, stick around to the end.
A brief history of the drink
The Starbucks Earl Grey Latte was launched at Starbucks in early 2014 and quickly became one of the most popular items on the Starbucks menu. The earl grey tea, the star of this latte, was introduced at Starbucks in 1999 when Starbucks began serving teas. The vanilla syrup that’s also used in this drink was launched at Starbucks in the early 1990s when Starbucks began experimenting with flavored syrups.
Is Starbucks Earl Grey Latte still available at Starbucks?
Yes, the Starbucks Earl Grey Latte is available at Starbucks, popularly by Teavana London Fog Tea Latte. This latte is sold in all Starbucks shops and on the Starbucks website and app. Also, you can order it from the primary food delivery companies that Starbucks works with. The Starbucks Earl Grey Latte is available all year round too.
Starbucks Earl Grey Latte (Ingredients, taste, variations, sizes, caffeine, calories, dairy content)
What’s in a Starbucks Earl Grey Latte? – (Ingredients)
The Starbucks Earl Grey Latte is prepared with;
- Milk: The standard version of this latte is prepared with 2% hot steamed milk. The milk is the base of this latte. The 2% milk Starbucks uses in the Earl Grey Latte is cow’s milk that has reduced fat.
- Earl Grey Tea: Earl Grey Tea bags are added to the 2% milk for warm and relaxing flavors and effects. Also, the tea bags add caffeine to the latte. Starbucks Earl Grey tea is an infusion of water, lavender flowers, bergamot essence, and black tea.
- Vanilla Syrup: Vanilla syrup is added to the latte to sweeten it and introduce vanilla flavors. The Starbucks vanilla syrup has citric acid, potassium sorbate, sugar, water, and natural flavors.
Starbucks Earl Grey Latte: Sizes, nutrition, caffeine, dairy content, and calories
What sizes are available?
Like all Starbucks lattes, the Starbucks Earl Grey Latte is sold in four sizes, the small sizes being the short and tall, which hold 8fl oz. and 12fl oz., respectively. The medium size is the Grande size which holds 16fl oz., and the largest is the Venti size, which holds 20fl oz.
The small sizes are best for beginners and kids, and the medium size is perfect if you’re already familiar with this latte and don’t want to overindulge. The largest size is best left for those who love the drink immensely and don’t mind extra calories, sugar, and fat.
The Starbucks Earl Grey Latte is a healthy drink since the sugar, fat, and cholesterol levels are all below the daily limit set that’s set medically. The calories aren’t as many compared to most Starbucks lattes and other drinks. The carbohydrate levels are also within the healthy range.
The table below has summarized all the nutritional values of this latte.
Calories from fat
|Total fat (5g)
Saturated fat (3.5g)
Trans fat (0mg)
|Total carbs (37g)||13%|
|Dietary fiber (0g)||–|
Although this latte has no coffee, it’s still caffeinated thanks to the earl grey tea bags added. The short and tall sizes have 20mg of caffeine, while the Grande and Venti sizes have 40mg of caffeine. Earl Grey Tea bags have black tea, which is caffeinated. The amount of caffeine in your latte depends on the number of tea bags used, so the more tea bags you request, the more caffeine you’ll consume.
The standard Starbucks Earl Grey Latte has 2% milk from the Dean Foods brand. Depending on the size of the latte, the amount of milk used varies from 6fl oz. to 16fl oz. The barista can, however, use any other milk that a customer wants. The milk options available at Starbucks include coconut, almond, soy, oat, nonfat, heavy cream, vanilla, sweet cream, whole milk, and breve. These milk types are from various brands.
So, what does Starbucks Earl Grey Latte taste like?
The Starbucks Earl Grey Latte is frothy, smooth, bright, citrusy, and sweet, with subtle lavender and vanilla hints. The frothy and smooth texture of the latte is from the milk used to prepare it, and the bright and citrusy flavors are from the earl grey tea bags. The lavender hints are thanks to the lavender flowers in the tea bags, and the latte’s sweetness and the subtle vanilla flavor is thanks to the vanilla syrup used.
Ways to customize Earl Grey Latte at Starbucks – Starbucks Earl Grey Latte variations
Start customizing your Earl Grey Latte by selecting any milk you want if the regular 2% milk isn’t your preferred option. The dairy content section above discusses all the milk options available at Starbucks.
Ask the barista for as many vanilla syrup pumps as you want, depending on how strong you want the vanilla flavors and how sweet you want the drink.
You can also request to have other kinds of sweeteners added to your Earl Grey Latte.
Request to have as many Earl Grey Tea bags in your latte as you want, depending on how caffeinated and flavorful you want the drink. Note that this will cost you more.
Feel free to ask the barista to incorporate a few espresso shots if you’d love to have a latte with coffee that’s more caffeinated.
How to make Starbucks Earl Grey Latte at home – Starbucks Earl Grey Latte Copycat Recipe
Starbucks Earl Grey Latte Copycat Recipe
- Tea kettle.
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla syrup
- 2 tea bags of earl grey tea
- ½ cup of whole milk
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of dried lavender flowers
- In the tea kettle, brew the lavender flowers and earl grey tea bags and steep them for 4-5 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags and strain out the flowers.
- Add the vanilla syrup and honey into the earl grey-lavender tea and stir thoroughly until well combined, then pour the mixture into a large mug.
- In the saucepan, warm the milk until hot, but don't let it boil.
- Using a whisk, froth the milk thoroughly.
- Pour the frothed milk into the mug with the tea and spoon the froth. Enjoy.
- Replace the whole milk with any other kind of milk you enjoy the most.
- Use as many tea bags in your latte as you want, depending on how flavorful you want the latte.
- Adjust the amount of dried lavender flowers to suit how rich you want the lavender flavors in your latte.
- Use as much vanilla syrup as you prefer to match how sweet and rich you’d love your Earl Grey Latte.
- Feel free to use any other sweetener you enjoy besides honey, and use as much as you want, depending on how sweet you want the latte.
How to order a Starbucks Earl Grey Latte?
To order from the Starbucks app, log into the app and key in all the required details if you haven’t downloaded the app yet. Then, under the menu section, proceed to hot coffee and scroll down to lattes. Select the “Teavana London Fog Tea Latte” and choose the size you want. Proceed to the “Customizations” section and make all the modifications you want to the latte, then place your order.
To order in-store, simply ask the barista for an Earl Grey Latte and if they aren’t familiar with that name, ask for a “London Fog Latte.” Tell them the size you want for your latte and mention all the customizations you’d like to make your latte.
How much is the Starbucks Earl Grey Latte?
The Starbucks Earl Grey Latte goes for $4.05 for the short size, $4.15 for the tall size, $4.65 for the Grande size, and $4.95 for the Venti size. Note that these prices can change from one location to another.
Is Starbucks Earl Grey Latte good?
Yes, this latte is rich, smooth, sweet, and relaxing.
Kai Jordan worked as a Certified Nutrition Specialist and now a food critic whose main objective is to provide consumers with as much information as they need to make the right choices concerning foods and drinks. Jordan is passionate about helping the public reach their health-related goals but also keen on reviewing foods and drinks offered by some of the famous restaurants the likes of Starbucks.
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