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...