Tea Leaf Eggs

Serving 4 pax
Preparation Time 20 mins
Skill Easy

6 pcs Eggs
2 cups Water
3 tbsp Soy Sauce
2 tbsp Chinese Pu-Erh Tea Leaf
1 stick Cinnamon
1 Star Anise
2 Cloves
¼ tsp Chinese Five-Spice Powder
½ tsp Sugar

  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. 
  2. Transfer the hard-boiled eggs out of the hot boiling water and rinse them with cold water. 
  3. Using the back of a teaspoon, gently tap the eggshell to crack the shell.
  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. 
  5. Simmer for at least 1 hour (the longer the simmering, the better the taste). Add more water if needed. 
  6. Leave the tea eggs in the mixture overnight to develop more flavour.
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