Sunday, May 13, 2007

Recipe: Tea Eggs

Tea eggs are a chinese new year's dish. They are known not only for their flavor, but the interesting patterns the shells take. Most do them with black tea, but being a fan of green tea, I substituted some green tea from the Asian market in this recipe.

You'll need:
  • 6 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 teaspoon cracked peppercorns
  • 2 teabags or 2 tablespoons of tea
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

1. Put the eggs in a pot and cover with water. Bring water to a boil and boil for about 2-3 minutes.
2. Remove eggs, add all other ingredients to the pot.
3. Lightly tap the eggs with a knife to crack the shell.
4. Place eggs back in pot and simmer for an hour and a half to three hours.
5. Drink a beer.
6. Enjoy these cool looking and tasty eggs!

Credit goes to and for info about this dish.

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