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Tea Leaf Eggs

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Level

easy

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Cooking

70 min

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Preparation

20 min

Ingredients

Servings

4
Eggs
6
Chinese Pu-Erh Tea Leaf
2 tbsp
Cinnamon Stick
1
Star Anise
1
Cloves
2
Chinese Five-Spice Powder
14 tsp
Soy Sauce
3 tbsp
Sugar
12 tsp
Water
2 cups

How to cook

Method

  • Add water to a medium pot and bring it to a boil. Gently drop in the eggs and boil for 7 minutes.
  • Transfer the hard-boiled eggs out of the hot boiling water and rinse them with cold water.
  • Using the back of a teaspoon, gently tap the eggshell to crack the shell.
  • Return the eggs to the water and add the remaining ingredients.
  • Bring the tea mixture to a boil and immediately turn the heat to low.
  • Simmer for at least 1 hour (the longer the simmering, the better the taste). Add more water if needed.
  • Leave the tea eggs in the mixture overnight to develop more flavour.
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