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.
I ate mine hot and whatever eggs I had leftover I put in a container with some of the remaining liquid and put it in the fridge. You can crack the eggs more for more of the marinade to penetrate. Eat this with rice or serve it as a side with your asian themed meal :D
the eggs are pretty to look at afterwards ;)
i had a fun time taking pictures of these as you can tell :D