Tea Eggs
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5 from 4 votes

Tea Eggs

Tea eggs are a traditional Chinese snack that is usually served as a breakfast.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Tea Eggs
Servings: 12
Calories: 79kcal


  • 12 eggs
  • The right moderate red tea
  • 2 star anises
  • 1 teaspoon fennel
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • a little rock sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Sichuan pepper
  • Salt


  • Wash eggs with warm brine at 40-45 degrees Celsius. Put the eggs, 1 teaspoon of salt and enough water in the wok. Cook it until boiling, then turn down the heat and continue to cook it under middle heat for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the boiled eggs and put them in cold water, then remove them and crack the eggshell.
  • Heat a casserole with water, add 2 star anises, 1 teaspoon of fennel, 3 bay leaves, 1 cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of Sichuan pepper. Cook it until boiling, and then continue to cook for 5 minutes. Add the eggs, dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, red tea, 1 pinch of salt and a little rock sugar.
  • Cook the eggs under high heat until boiling, cover the lid and continue to cook for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and soak the egg for one night. Serve.