Chinese Tea Egg Recipe

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Looking for a delicious appetizer that will "Wow!" your guests? The marble-look of Tea Eggs will definitely be a hit at any gathering or can be use at Chinese New Year Party.

  • 8 eggs
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 bags of black tea
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 piece star anise

Cooking Directions: 
  1. Place eggs in medium sauce pan.
  2. Add enough cold water to cover.
  3. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat and cook for five minutes.
  4. Drain and rinse well with cold water for five minutes, let stand in cold water for another five minutes.
  5. Drain eggs well. Individually tap each egg gently on a hard surface or with a spoon to crack shell around entire egg.
  6. Do not remove shell, and be careful not to break membrane under it.
  7. Bring four cups of water to a rolling boil using same sauce pan.
  8. Add tea bags, soy sauce, salt, and star anise and stir mixture well while bringing it back to a boil.
  9. Reduce heat and carefully lower eggs into mixture with long spoon.
  10. Be sure to add water so there is enough to keep eggs floating at a brisk simmer for another 30 minutes.
  11. Remove from heat and let stand for an hour. Remove from broth and carefully peel each egg to remove the cracked shell.
  12. Serve at any desired temperature.

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