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Chinese Tea Eggs

~*~ Chinese Tea Eggs ~*~
Yesterday was the very first time I made this. I didn't have Black tea leaves, so I just used "original" tea bags. Also I didn't have star anise, but I did have anise seeds, so I used that.
I ate one of the eggs, & it tasted pretty good! I may not have boiled them as long as I should have in the "goodies", since I had a brain fart about setting the timer. :P I would like to try making them again sometime.
recipe website: YumSugar

6 eggs
5 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoon black tea leaves or 2 tea bag
3 piece star anise
1 small stick cinnamon or cassia bark
1 teaspoon cracked peppercorns (optional)

Fill the pan with cold water, & add eggs (make sure the water covers all the eggs). Once the water comes to a violent boil, turn the water to simmer, & set the timer for 2 mins. Once the two mins are up, take the eggs out of the hot water. I like to use my little de-yoker thingy! ;) Then tap the sides to make little cracks all around the egg (just try not to make too many). Once your all done cracking the eggs a bit... Put them back into the hot water, & add all the goodies! Turn the water to simmer, & cover. It will now simmer for about 3 hours.
Make sure the water doesn't get too low. If needed add more water. :D

(Oct 26, 2010; Chinese Tea Eggs)


( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 27th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
They look so pretty! I love how they come out looking like marble. Does the egg get tough from simmering for so long?
Oct. 27th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they really do look so pretty! Some people do that for Easter eggs too! :D

Nope, they came out just like normal hard boiled eggs. :)
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