Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Homemade London Fog


I decided to try to make London Fog at home.

I needed- Earl Grey Tea, Vanilla syrup, and milk


I made Earl Grey tea- heat water to 212 degrees and steep for 5 minutes.  London Fog is half tea and half milk, I used coconut milk.





I heated the milk and then frothed it.  Be sure you don't get the milk too hot too fast or it will spoil and curdle.



I took half the tea, half the milk along with the syrup and made London Fog tea.  I am still working on the perfect blend.  But, so far it is it is okay, but not perfect.  I will keep working until I get it right.




Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Starbucks, Singapore Airport, Passion Iced Tea


After two weeks in Malaysia I was flying home through Singapore. I could have flown home through Hong Kong, but I had been there already three times- it was time for something new.  I had never been to Singapore, so I decided to fly home that way.  I figured why not, plus, I could try new teas.






I landed in Singapore and had a five hour layover. It was time to look around.
This airport was amazing!!   It is my favorite airport- there is a movie theater, butterfly area, sunflower garden, cactus garden rooftop area, orchid garden, and more.



The flowers everywhere were gorgeous!


I realized that I was in Terminal 2 and there were not a lot of options for tea here.  Looking at the map, I missed TP (Taiwan Professionals) Tea. A bubble tea shop near where I was hanging out.  My only regret...I guess I can get over it.  And maybe I will be in the airport again....


I decided for a quick stop at Starbucks for my favorite Passion Iced Tea and added a mushroom souffle /quiche thing to my order. 


It was very tasty






I also picked up a fun Singapore Starbucks mini mug








This is the year of the Pig.
What a great airport!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Carpenter’s Cup, Bent Nail




I was headed to Smithville the other night for my nephews Academic Challenge met, I thought I would treat myself to a treat.  The Carpenter's Cup is this great cafe in Smithville Ohio.  I love that this place is Christian run, has verses on the walls, and Christian music playing.

I took my own cup in and they filled it up.  



I ordered a Bent Nail, it was tremendous!!!  After telling people about it they informed me it was a  just like a London Fog.

It is made from Harney & Sons Earl Grey Tea, steamed milk, and Vanilla syrup.




This drink was really great!!  Some people think that earl grey is perfuming but this wasn't at all.  I am not sure if it was because it was combined with the milk or the vanilla.   But, I loved it.  It was much better then a lot of chai teas I have had.
I went with this tea, because it was different- I recommend trying new things when you can!!!
And if you get to Smithville, Ohio check out the Carpenter's Cup.