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Mar 17, 2009 10:27 AM

Starbucks London Fog tea latte, anyone try it?


I just heard about the London Fog tea latte at Starbucks (in NY magazine of all places) and I was wondering if anyone tried it. I'm not a coffee drinker and I love English Breakfast (simple) tea like PG tips with just milk. I also dig the occasional (not Green Tea flavored) Chai Latte from Starbucks.

If anyone's tried this one...please do post cause I trust in the Chowhound!


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  1. I tried it, and I thought it was absolutely undrinkable. I love Earl Grey, but the bergamot in the latte was simply overwhelming, and the whole drink was far too sweet for my tastes.

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    1. re: kcchan

      eww. Thanks. I'm so glad I asked and saved my tongue and a couple of bucks.

      1. re: masha bousha

        I asked and it has vanilla syrup in it. I said I wanted no sweetener, so got some strong tea with steamed milk. It was how tea time is in London.

        Try it for yourself and if you do not like it, they will give you something else. That's what Starbucks does. They want you to be happy.

        Everyone has different tastes and I am sure they test marketed it before setting it out nationwide. Everyplace does. One person's opinion should not sway you either way. Decide for yourself.

        1. re: Cathy

          Why would it make a difference if they test marketed it before selling the drink in their stores?

          1. re: ccbweb

            Because they do not sell random stuff and flavors nationwide. *Somebody* had to like it over other items. (Most likely people who like vanilla syrup.)

            As I said, the tea and milk are a nice flavor combination. I thought the vanilla syrup would be too much. Obviously it was for the people who decided to respond here.

    2. Masha, like you I don't drink coffee. I drink Ty-Phoo or Scottish Blend tea with milk and LOVE Starbucks Chai Tea,,,have one daily. Tried the London Fog as I had a free coupon and I did not like it at all and threw it out. Had a funny taste that I couldn't get past.

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      1. re: grouper

        I felt the same way about the Green Tea Latte. Gross. The chai for some reason, I can handle the sweetness. I've actually bought powdered Oregon Chai online and can make cups of it at home now and aside from their not being steamed milk in it, it tastes just like Starbucks.
        I just can't handle sugary non-Chai tea.

      2. my best friend disliked it - and she is very adventerous - tries anything new there.

        1. If you like tea, try a variety called Pu'erh. It is the best tea coming out of China, from trees 100s of years old.

          Hard to find though in stores. I buy it from Andao tea or on Ebay.

          1. count me in the minority, but I really like these.