Chinese tea eggs

Chinese tea eggs

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Team

Team

Editorial Team at Kitchen Stories

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

45 min

Baking

0 min

Resting

60 min

Ingredients

2Servings
2
eggs
166⅔ ml
water
33⅓ ml
soy sauce
6⅔ g
black tea (loose)
7⅓ g
sugar (divided)
tbsp
sea salt (coarse)
tbsp
black sesame
3⅓ g
ginger
stick
cinnamon
star anise
bay leaf
pepper
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Utensils

mortar and pestle, large saucepan, slotted spoon, large bowl

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Nutrition per serving

Cal90
Fat6 g
Protein8 g
Carb1 g
  • Step 1/6

    For the seasoning salt, grind sea salt, black sesame, pepper, and a part of the sugar in a mortar and pestle.
    • tbsp sea salt
    • tbsp black sesame
    • g sugar
    • pepper
    • mortar and pestle

    For the seasoning salt, grind sea salt, black sesame, pepper, and a part of the sugar in a mortar and pestle.

  • Step 2/6

    Place eggs in boiling water and cook for approx. 8 - 9 min.
    • large saucepan
    • slotted spoon

    Place eggs in boiling water and cook for approx. 8 - 9 min.

  • Step 3/6

    Transfer eggs to a bowl of cold water.
    • large bowl

    Transfer eggs to a bowl of cold water.

  • Step 4/6

    Once eggs have cooled, gently crack eggshells with the back of a spoon and set aside.

    Once eggs have cooled, gently crack eggshells with the back of a spoon and set aside.

  • Step 5/6

    For the marinade, bring water, soy sauce, tea, remaining sugar, ginger, cinnamon, star anise, and bay leaf to a boil in the saucepan and let simmer for approx. 10 min.
    • 166⅔ ml water
    • 33⅓ ml soy sauce
    • 6⅔ g black tea
    • 6⅔ g sugar
    • 3⅓ g ginger
    • stick cinnamon
    • star anise
    • bay leaf
    • large saucepan

    For the marinade, bring water, soy sauce, tea, remaining sugar, ginger, cinnamon, star anise, and bay leaf to a boil in the saucepan and let simmer for approx. 10 min.

  • Step 6/6

    Transfer eggs to marinade and simmer for approx. 20 – 30 min. Let steep in marinade for at least 60 min. or ideally overnight. Carefully peel eggs. Halve if desired. Sprinkle with seasoning salt before serving.

    Transfer eggs to marinade and simmer for approx. 20 – 30 min. Let steep in marinade for at least 60 min. or ideally overnight. Carefully peel eggs. Halve if desired. Sprinkle with seasoning salt before serving.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Chinese tea eggs

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