Chinese Tea Eggs

"Hard-boiled eggs steeped in soy sauce, spices, and sugar."
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 4hrs
Serves or Makes: 6

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  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cups soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoons earl grey tea
  • 3 star anise
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 hardboiled eggs


  • Step 1

    Make the hard boiled eggs and set aside.

  • Step 2

    Add all ingredients up to cinnamon sticks into a sauce pan. I used a sauce pan that is 7.5 inches in diameter but a smaller one would be even better. Heat over medium high heat until the liquid starts simmering (2-3 minutes).

  • Step 3

    Remove the liquid from the heat and let stand for 10 minutes. This helps all the flavors mix together a bit.

  • Step 4

    Crack the outside of your eggs on a flat surface but DO NOT remove the shells.

  • Step 5

    Add eggs to the liquid and steep for 4 hours or overnight. I would recommend 24 hours for the fullest flavor.

  • Step 6

    Remove shells after steeping and enjoy!

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