How to make tea eggs

Usually, tea is used to drink but tea leaves has another common use in China. Tea leaves can be used to cook eggs.

Ingredients:

  • 10 eggs
  • 25 grams red tea leaves
  • 3 pieces of star anise
  • 15 grams cassia (Cinnamon) bark
  • 11 tbsp soy sauce
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 5 grams salt
  • 10 grams sectioned scallions
  • 15 grams (1/2 oz) crushed ginger chunks

Directions:

  1. Heat cold water in a pot. Put the unpeeled eggs in and turn to a low fire after boils to cook the eggs for 15 minutes. Take out the eggs and cool them off completely in cold water. Put the eggs on a chopping board and gently crack them with a big spoon or the back of the kitchen knife and then peel them.
  2. Wrap the tea, star anise and cassia bark in a piece of gauze. Place this in the pot. Add the soy sauce, sugar, scallions, ginger and eggs and bring to a boil over a strong fire. Turn to a low fire 5 minutes later and then simmer over the low fire for 30 minutes.
  3. Put both the eggs and the sauce in a basin and eat the eggs whenever one wishes. Features: Dark red in color, the eggs are simply aromatic and refreshing.

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  • http://www.liangcha-herbaltea.com/blog Ben Sanami (FB Herbal Tea)

    Thanks very much for sharing this recipe for tea eggs – it has always been a favorite of mine perhaps I will have to go and make some, someday. A fine example of a post promoted from the Herbal Tea Community Forum!

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    Thanks very much for sharing this recipe for tea eggs – it has always been a favorite of mine perhaps I will have to go and make some, someday. A fine example of a post promoted from the Herbal Tea Community Forum!

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