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Tea Eggs

Different and Delicious
Course Eggs
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword eggs, tea
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 83kcal
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • 6 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brewed black tea
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 star anise broken into pieces
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  • Place eggs in a saucepan with water, making sure that it's at least 1/2 inch above eggs. Cover and bring to a rolling boil. Remove the saucepan from the stove top. Let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove eggs and run under cold running water to cool. Reserve water in pan. Tap the eggs gently with the back of a spoon, to make a series of cracks all over the egg shells, while making sure shell stays intact.
  • Bring the water in the pan back to a boil. Add salt, brewed black tea, soy sauce, and spices. Add eggs. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 2 hours.Turn off heat. Let eggs sit in the hot liquid until ready to serve. Peel eggs and serve.
  • Cook Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes


Serving: 1g | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 2078mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1.6mg