Sunday, January 23, 2011

Fragrant Tea Eggs

It was listed as part of the one of the Christmas recipes, the tea eggs on the Age, however, as one of the reader pointed out, it's a very old favourite Chinese street food.

It is however, very suitable for the hot summer weather, you can make a batch and have it cool, as is, with rice, with other dishes...

For this batch, I made 6.

6 large eggs.
1 cup dark soy sauce
1 cup light soy sauce
1 cinnamon stick
2-3 star arnis
1 tbsp raw sugar
a handful of goji berries
1 tea bag (any tea bag as desired, different tea will give different flavour, this time I used a normal Dilma tea bag).

Hard boil the eggs.
Wait for them to cool, crack the egg shells.
Put the ingredients in a pot and add the eggs.
Boil again for 30 minutes or more and then let the eggs soak in sauce until cool.

The shell will have marble effects...

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