Chinese Tea Eggs

These Chinese eggs are delectable.
They were so fantastic I couldn’t stop eating them.
I got the idea from Eating China.
I am not sure if these are traditional Chinese tea eggs.
 I changed a few ingredients in my recipe.
I used teriyaki sauce instead of the traditional soy sauce.
It imparts a wonderful flavor to these fragrant eggs.
They truly are addictive.

Chinese Marbled Tea Eggs
6 eggs

1 /12 cups water
3/4 cup teriyaki sauce
2 black tea bags
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon sugar
Juice and zest of one tangerine
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Place the eggs in a medium pot and fill with water. (make sure the eggs are covered by about 1 inch of water) Bring to a boil. Allow to boil for 1 minute. Cut off stove and move pot away from the eye. Allow to sit in the water for 18 minutes.
Remove the eggs (keep the water in the pot). Gently tap the eggshells and crack the shell all over, keeping the shells intact.
To the same pot that we removed the eggs, add the tea bags and allow the tea to steep for 5-8 minutes. Remove the tea bags and discard. Add the teriyaki, cinnamon stick, sugar, zest and juice of a tangerine and Worcestershire sauce. Add the eggs back to the water and allow to steep for several hours or up to two days. (keep refrigerated) My eggs steeped in the refrigerator overnight. The longer you steep the eggs, the deeper the flavor and color.
 Gently peel and enjoy.
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14 Responses to “Chinese Tea Eggs”

  1. #
    Gloria — August 14, 2011 at 10:52 am

    How lovely look this Ver+onica!!!


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    Angie's Recipes — August 14, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Amazing you even made those! I must make some too (hopefully soon)!


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    Jenny — August 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Ooh! They look divine… I’m going to try those!


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    Lilly — August 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I love the marble look on those eggs!


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    The Culinary Lens — August 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Such a cool idea I have this bookmarked as something I want to try.. Buzzed


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    Lizzy — August 14, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Wow, these are beautiful! I have a feeling they wouldn’t fly around here, but I love how they look 🙂


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    Eliotseats — August 14, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    These do look amazing. I have never tried these but will remedy that soon.


  8. #
    Sarah Catherine — August 15, 2011 at 12:42 am

    These are really beautiful! 🙂


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    Ann — August 15, 2011 at 2:35 am

    That is SO cool! They are absolutely stunning….I love eggs and I suspect these are delicious! You hit this one out of the park – buzzed!


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    Boabe de Cafea — August 15, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Such an interesting idea! I think they were very tasty 🙂


  11. #
    Kate @ Kate from Scratch — August 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Absolutely beautiful looking! Congratulations to my fellow top9er! Well deserved.


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    alyce — August 15, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Congrats on your top 9. I want to try this.


  13. #
    Sonia — August 15, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    CONGRATS ON TOP 9… ! The eggs are looking awesome, loved the new looks of eggs and will surely try !


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    Veronica's Kitchen — August 18, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I love chinese tea eggs and I couldn’t stop eating them, too!


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