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« on: September 20, 2007, 05:34:49 PM »

"Tall, vanilla, soy, no water, Earl Grey tea misto."

Do not get a grande.

Make sure there's no water.

Say the order slowly and apologize before giving it, letting them know you have a "weird one" so they pay attention and give you the exact drink.

When you get the drink, wait a minute, take off the top, and make sure to drink it with the foam on the top.



It's known as a "London Fog" elsewhere, but Starbucks doesn't have it on their menu.

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**ORDER UPDATED TO ADD SOY**
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 05:43:05 PM »

I went to Charbucks yesterday and ordered a latte.  No foam on top, and the milk wasn't all that warm either.

Unless it's something they can't screw up, like a Frappocinno, I really hate the place.  How does a coffee place screw up a latte?  Once they put in those push-button espresso machines, it was all over.
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2007, 05:58:00 PM »

I prefer Caribou.  People in there are very nice and the coffee seems to taste better.  I also like that they ask people that order just stright coffee if they want room or not?  With room means you will add cream and sugar without room they fill it up since you are telling them you arent adding anything.
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007, 06:24:51 PM »

Ugh man, I hate Caribou. Its just gross and even more burned than Sbux most of the time. Anyways, thanks TML-you know I love me some Earl Grey.
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007, 06:30:04 PM »

It's the most delicious drink I've had.  I taught the local coffee shop how to make it.  We make it at home.  It is glorious
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2007, 06:33:08 PM »

Yeah, the Carribou near my work is really good as well.  Actually, all of the ones I've gone to have been pretty good.  It's no Intelligentsia, but not many places are =)   Actually, there are a few really excellent coffee places around my house, and Intelligentsia is both near my house and not horribly far from where I work.  Best... coffee... evar!!

I'll have to try out your drink, tho.  Maybe Charbucks will pay attention if I give them something strange to make.
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2007, 06:55:17 PM »

How about you pay me $10 so I can afford to go to Starbucks.
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2007, 06:58:46 PM »

I'm game, TML.  I'll try it. 

I will hunt you down if it sucks, though.

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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2007, 07:16:22 PM »

Quote from: Lockdown on September 20, 2007, 06:58:46 PM

I'm game, TML.  I'll try it. 

I will hunt you down if it sucks, though.



+1 My legbreakers WILL find you if this drink stinks
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2007, 07:24:07 PM »

I'm in, there's about ten or eleven Starbucks around here so I'm usually at one a couple of times a week.
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2007, 08:58:18 PM »

Quote from: GatorFavre on September 20, 2007, 06:55:17 PM

How about you pay me $10 so I can afford to go to Starbucks.

Best part about this drink is that it's one of the cheaper options, aside from drip.  The vanilla adds an extra whatever many cents (I think it's 35 or 40 now), but it's necessary for the London Fog.

My normal grande, vanilla, soy, chai is like, $2 more expensive then this one.
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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2007, 09:11:54 PM »

That sounds really good actually.  Like Calvin, I love Earl Grey Tea smile
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2007, 09:32:08 PM »

For some reason bergemot makes me really nauseated.
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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2007, 09:38:43 PM »

Drinking it right now.  I like it... and best of all, it's very inexpensive compared to what I normally get.

Well done.

Instead of sending you money though, I have this to offer:

The Starbucks I go to had never heard of the drink, and my favorite drink maker was on bar (she's been with the company for a long time, and is a fantastic drink maker).  We decided we needed to come up with a name for it, and she suggested why not name it after the person who gave me the "recipe".

So now, at least in a small town in Eastern Pennsylvania, this drink is now known as the "TML".

Congratulations!
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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2007, 10:28:57 PM »

LOL!

Technically, though, the drink is called London Fog.  Which sounds much more appearling then the "TML."  biggrin

I've been told if you ask for the London Fog by name, Starbucks won't make it for you.  Soooooo, yeah.
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« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2007, 11:20:46 PM »

So if there is no water, what is liquid in this drink? (Note: I have never had any tea drinks from the bucks.)
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« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2007, 11:45:00 PM »

Quote from: happydog on September 20, 2007, 11:20:46 PM

So if there is no water, what is liquid in this drink? (Note: I have never had any tea drinks from the bucks.)

assuming it's milk, possibly because of the "misto" part, whatever the H that is.

from another place,

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    * 2 cups milk. (2% or whole)
    * 1 shot of vanilla syrup
    * 1 bag of Earl Grey Tea

   1. Steam or heat the milk in a pot or pitcher. Do not boil.
   2. Add the vanilla syrup (add more or less, to taste)
   3. Drop in the tea bag
   4. Steep for 2-4 minutes

it also apparently has it's roots in my neck of the woods.

More recently London Fog is the name of a drink which originated in Vancouver, although who the creator is remains unknown, among several claims. One such claim is from the Island Coffeehouse in Langley, Washington, a non-profit student run organization, where it was originally made with Peppermint Tea. This claim holds the earliest date of invention thus far, the winter of 2006. It is common in Washington and Oregon, as well as in the neighboring lower mainland of Canada.
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« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2007, 11:45:32 PM »

Quote from: happydog on September 20, 2007, 11:20:46 PM

So if there is no water, what is liquid in this drink? (Note: I have never had any tea drinks from the bucks.)
I use steamed soy milk.  Yum yum
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« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2007, 02:44:48 AM »

I had a girlfriend that worked at starbucks for about 7 years.  I had more than my fill of the place.  I agree that once they automated the machines the quality went straight downhill.  It also opened up the chance for the people working there to be 'tards like most fast food workers once more.  No longer did they need to ever focus on the simple task of making coffee, they could just get by once more.

oh, and I despise soy milk, tastes like udder crap.
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« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2007, 04:58:25 PM »

Just had one, it's basically a sweet milky tea. I liked it and would get it again, and for $1.90 it's a better deal than their Mochas.
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« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2007, 05:29:27 PM »

BLACK. COFFEE. MOTHERFUCKERS.

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« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2007, 06:15:13 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on September 21, 2007, 02:44:48 AM

oh, and I despise soy milk, tastes like udder crap.

No udders: it's soy!  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2007, 06:23:47 PM »

Quote from: gellar on September 21, 2007, 05:29:27 PM

BLACK. COFFEE. MOTHERFUCKERS.

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« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2007, 08:05:41 PM »

Black coffee is good, if it's good coffee.

Starbucks is not good coffee.  It is, at best, average coffee.
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« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2007, 08:28:09 PM »

Quote from: gellar on September 21, 2007, 05:29:27 PM

BLACK. COFFEE. MOTHERFUCKERS.

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« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2007, 08:57:07 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on September 21, 2007, 08:28:09 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 21, 2007, 05:29:27 PM

BLACK. COFFEE. MOTHERFUCKERS.

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Well yeah, I drink black coffee 95% of the time.  The other 5% I have this.  Give it a try!
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« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2007, 04:35:35 PM »

Can't believe I forgot the soy part of the drink order...

Had both with and without soy yesterday and the soy version is fluffier, and the foam is ooooh so much more enjoyable.
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« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2007, 07:13:59 PM »

but if I hate soy, milk is okay? I would order that with skim milk...
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« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2007, 07:16:40 PM »

The soy adds a real nice foam, creaminess.  I don't imagine that skim milk would produce the same froth...but it might be okay.  Give it a shot!
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« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2007, 07:59:51 PM »

I had mine with milk, not much frothiness but still tasted good to me. I'll give soy a whirl next time.
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« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2007, 08:36:08 PM »

Frothiness isn't necessarily my bag,and Soy milk isn't good for my digestion so I tend to avoid it.

I'll get one tonight with Skim, and one tomorrow with Whole, I can't imagine soy milk having more frothy and creaminess than whole milk. MmmMmm Whole Milk...
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« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2007, 10:38:23 PM »

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BLACK. COFFEE. MOTHERFUCKERS.

yes

(though i also like cappuccino on those brisk autumn/winter afternoons)
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« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2007, 11:02:08 PM »

So I just had this, went with skim milk, was pretty damn good, got better the longer I let it sit. Definitely a good Fall/Winter type drink. Wife liked it a lot too.
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« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2007, 11:04:46 AM »

Blech, don't like tea.
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« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2007, 07:09:48 AM »

Why can't you get a Grande?  I'll order this tomorrow....
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« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2007, 09:42:42 AM »

In a grande, they'll add two teabags.

It never tastes the same.  I got a grande today because I wanted more drink, but it tasted wrong, and it always does with a grande :/
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« Reply #36 on: September 25, 2007, 03:44:36 PM »

There should be a drink called "The Halo", which has a teabag in it.
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« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2007, 05:32:35 PM »

Off to try this. Preparing for some grief from the girls...

So you leave the teabag in?

I'm back.

Not bad! Reminds me of Thai iced tea (so goooood!). But hot. And with soy.

Turns out the woman at the counter (my favorite barista) didn't know what it was, but the dude behind her had heard of a London Fog, so he hooked me up.

Tasty!
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« Reply #38 on: September 27, 2007, 07:11:57 PM »

Quote from: lildrgn on September 27, 2007, 05:32:35 PM

Off to try this. Preparing for some grief from the girls...

So you leave the teabag in?

I'm back.

Not bad! Reminds me of Thai iced tea (so goooood!). But hot. And with soy.

Turns out the woman at the counter (my favorite barista) didn't know what it was, but the dude behind her had heard of a London Fog, so he hooked me up.

Tasty!
Love thai iced tea & this drink.  I agree - there are some taste similarities...
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« Reply #39 on: September 28, 2007, 05:45:19 PM »

Got another one today. Daddy like! Thanks for the tip. This will be a perfect winter drink for me.
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