Chinese tea eggs

Chinese tea eggs

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
45
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
60
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-6+
eggs
500 ml water
100 ml soy sauce
20 g black tea (loose)
22 g sugar (divided)
1 tbsp sea salt (coarse)
1 tbsp black sesame
10 g ginger
1 stick cinnamon
star anise
bay leaf
pepper
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

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

Enjoy with

Warm soy milk
A glass of warm soy milk turns this into a perfect, high-protein breakfast.

Nutrition per serving

Cal
90
Protein
8g
Fat
6g
Carb
1g

Step 1/6

For the seasoning salt, grind sea salt, black sesame, pepper, and a part of the sugar in a mortar and pestle.
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp black sesame
  • 2 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.
  • 500 ml water
  • 100 ml soy sauce
  • 20 black tea
  • 20 sugar
  • 10 ginger
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 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.