Marbled Tea Eggs

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Tea eggs make a beautiful and tasty snack that you can enjoy on their own or as a side dish to a full meal. They are easy to make and great for kids!

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Prep Time

20 min

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Cook Time

3 hr 15 min

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Wait Time

24 hr

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Marbled Tea Eggs

Ingredients

Makes 12
12 servings Makes

Instructions

Step 1

Add enough water to a pan to cover eggs. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Add enough water to a pan to cover eggs.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Step 2

Retrieve the eggs and put them in a bowl. Pour out the water (water some plants!) and bring a similar amount of water to a boil. You can reuse the same water if you really want or if you pre washed your eggs. Let the eggs cool down so you can handle them.

Retrieve the eggs and put them in a bowl.  Pour out the water (water some plants!) and bring a similar amount of water to a boil.  You can reuse the same water if you really want or if you pre washed your eggs.  Let the eggs cool down so you can handle them.

Step 3

Gather your simmering liquid ingredients together: two bags of black tea, one cinnamon stick, four star anise pods, one tangerine peel, 1 tbsp black sugar (brown or white are fine), 1 tbsp light soy sauce + 1 tbsp dark soy sauce.

Gather your simmering liquid ingredients together: two bags of black tea, one cinnamon stick, four star anise pods, one tangerine peel, 1 tbsp black sugar (brown or white are fine), 1 tbsp light soy sauce + 1 tbsp dark soy sauce.

Step 4

Add the ingredients to the water and let it boil while you crack the eggs.

Add the ingredients to the water and let it boil while you crack the eggs.

Step 5

Using the back of a spoon, give the eggs a good whack all over. Don't be too gentle. You want a lot of good cracks to let the simmering liquid flavor the egg. You can even remove the shell completely (no marbling but maximum flavor). As you finish each egg, put it into the simmering liquid.

Using the back of a spoon, give the eggs a good whack all over.  Don't be too gentle. You want a lot of good cracks to let the simmering liquid flavor the egg. You can even remove the shell completely (no marbling but maximum flavor). As you finish each egg, put it into the simmering liquid.

Step 6

Once all the eggs are cracked and in the pot, reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 hours. Then let them cool and steep in the refrigerator with the simmering liquid overnight or even longer (the longer you let them steep, the better the marbled look).

Once all the eggs are cracked and in the pot, reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 hours.  Then let them cool and steep in the refrigerator with the simmering liquid overnight or even longer (the longer you let them steep, the better the marbled look).

Step 7

Peel and enjoy! The eggs shown were steeped overnight. They get even more beautiful after 3 days. We like to make a big batch that keeps steeping in the refrigerator, and we take one out for our little preschooler whenever she wants one as a snack... :)

Peel and enjoy!  The eggs shown were steeped overnight. They get even more beautiful after 3 days.  We like to make a big batch that keeps steeping in the refrigerator, and we take one out for our little preschooler whenever she wants one as a snack...  :)

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Marbled Tea Eggs

Marbled Tea Eggs

By jeff

Tea eggs make a beautiful and tasty snack that you can enjoy on their own or as a side dish to a full meal. They are easy to make and great for kids!

Prep Time

20 min

Cook Time

3 hr 15 min

Wait Time

24 hr

Ingredients

Makes 12

Instructions

Add enough water to a pan to cover eggs.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Step 1

Add enough water to a pan to cover eggs. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Retrieve the eggs and put them in a bowl.  Pour out the water (water some plants!) and bring a similar amount of water to a boil.  You can reuse the same water if you really want or if you pre washed your eggs.  Let the eggs cool down so you can handle them.

Step 2

Retrieve the eggs and put them in a bowl. Pour out the water (water some plants!) and bring a similar amount of water to a boil. You can reuse the same water if you really want or if you pre washed your eggs. Let the eggs cool down so you can handle them.

Gather your simmering liquid ingredients together: two bags of black tea, one cinnamon stick, four star anise pods, one tangerine peel, 1 tbsp black sugar (brown or white are fine), 1 tbsp light soy sauce + 1 tbsp dark soy sauce.

Step 3

Gather your simmering liquid ingredients together: two bags of black tea, one cinnamon stick, four star anise pods, one tangerine peel, 1 tbsp black sugar (brown or white are fine), 1 tbsp light soy sauce + 1 tbsp dark soy sauce.

Add the ingredients to the water and let it boil while you crack the eggs.

Step 4

Add the ingredients to the water and let it boil while you crack the eggs.

Using the back of a spoon, give the eggs a good whack all over.  Don't be too gentle. You want a lot of good cracks to let the simmering liquid flavor the egg. You can even remove the shell completely (no marbling but maximum flavor). As you finish each egg, put it into the simmering liquid.

Step 5

Using the back of a spoon, give the eggs a good whack all over. Don't be too gentle. You want a lot of good cracks to let the simmering liquid flavor the egg. You can even remove the shell completely (no marbling but maximum flavor). As you finish each egg, put it into the simmering liquid.

Once all the eggs are cracked and in the pot, reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 hours.  Then let them cool and steep in the refrigerator with the simmering liquid overnight or even longer (the longer you let them steep, the better the marbled look).

Step 6

Once all the eggs are cracked and in the pot, reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 hours. Then let them cool and steep in the refrigerator with the simmering liquid overnight or even longer (the longer you let them steep, the better the marbled look).

Peel and enjoy!  The eggs shown were steeped overnight. They get even more beautiful after 3 days.  We like to make a big batch that keeps steeping in the refrigerator, and we take one out for our little preschooler whenever she wants one as a snack...  :)

Step 7

Peel and enjoy! The eggs shown were steeped overnight. They get even more beautiful after 3 days. We like to make a big batch that keeps steeping in the refrigerator, and we take one out for our little preschooler whenever she wants one as a snack... :)

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