Chinese tea eggs: These are so easy and simple to make!
Can you believe those eggs had white shells before i cooked them? lol
My boyfriend's parents made me some Tea eggs before just because they heard I liked them and my college roommate's dad would make these and send her home with them and I'd gobble them up! So I'm glad I finally tried making these and I can't believe they're so easy to make! There are a ton of different recipes out there and this is my first time making them. I had a mix of Thai tea leaves blend that i got from Teavana, basically black tea leaves so i used that. Any strong black tea can be used, like earl grey :D
Tea Eggs (cha ye dan): A cheap snack food, found all over China. In spite of the name, tea is not the dominant flavour.
5 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoon black tea leaves or 2 tea bag
3 piece star anise
1 small stick cinnamon or cassia bark
1 teaspoon cracked peppercorns (optional)
1. Place unshelled eggs in saucepan with enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 2 minutes.
2. Remove the eggs. With a knife, tap each egg to slightly crack the shells in two or three places. (or roll them in a towel!) Return to saucepan.
3. Add other ingredients and stir. Cover and simmer for 3 hours, adding water as necessary. Drain, serve hot or cold.
the eggs are pretty to look at afterwards ;)
i had a fun time taking pictures of these as you can tell :D