Tea Leaf Eggs
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Tea Leaf Eggs

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Level

easy

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Cooking

70 min

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Preparation

20 min

Ingredients

Servings

4
Eggs
6
Water
2 cups
Soy Sauce
3 tbsp
Chinese Pu-Erh Tea Leaf
2 tbsp
Cinnamon stick
1
Star Anise
1
Cloves
2
Chinese Five-Spice Powder
14 tsp
Sugar
12 tsp

How to cook

Step 1

  • Add 4 cups of water to a medium pot bring it to a boil. Gently drop in the eggs and boil for 7 minutes.

Step 2

  • Transfer the hard-boiled eggs out of the hot boiling water and rinse them with cold water.

Step 3

  • Using the back of a teaspoon, gently tap the eggshell to crack the shell.

Step 4

  • Return the eggs to the water and add in the remaining ingredients. Bring the tea mixture to a boil and immediately turn the heat to low.

Step 5

  • Simmer for at least 1 hour (the longer the simmering, the better the taste). Add more water if needed.

Step 6

  • Leave the tea eggs in the mixture overnight to develop more flavour.
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