Thursday, August 1, 2013

Chinese Marbled Tea Eggs

Chinese Marbled Tea Eggs

8 eggs
8 cups  cold water
3 tbsp black tea or 3 tea bags ( I used Twinings Russian Earl Grey)
3tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp Chinese 5 spice  powder
2 star anise
1 thumb-size slice of ginger
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp Sichuan peppercorn ( OPTIONAL)
2 strips dried orange or mandarin or kumquat peel (OPTIONAL)

1)      In a mediem size sauce pan , add in eggs & cold water .  Bring it to a boil over high heat & then reduce to simmer for 15 min . Drain & rinse the eggs in cold water . 

2)      When the eggs are cooled , crack the shells gently by using the back of a teaspoon  (gently tapping the shell)  but  leave the shells on the eggs . 

3)      In a medium saucepan, add in 8 cups of cold water, black tea , soy sauce , 5 spice powder, star anise,  slices if ginger ,cinnamon stick, sugar  Sichuan peppercorn dried orange peels & the  cracked eggs .  The water level should cover the eggs , do add more if it’s not .  Bring to a boil & then reduce to simmer for 1 hour on low heat.  Remove  the pan from heat & let the eggs cool in the tea mixture . Once cool, remove eggs from saucepan & peel off the egg shells from the egg  .  Enjoy

Submitting this post to Little Thumbs Up event hosted this month by  Yen from Eat Your Heart Out . This event is organized by  Zoe  of Bake ForHappy Kids  &  Doreen of My Little D.I.Y  . This month’s theme is EGG


  1. Hi Kit! Thanks so much for your posts, this is one of the egg recipes I have been wanting to try this month too. I love the beautiful marble effects on the egg. :)

  2. Beautiful marbled eggs. I likes to eat tea eggs. I should make this one bought getting more expensive nowadays.

  3. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comAugust 1, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    Hi Kit, have been thinking of cooking this marble eggs too for this month event. The marble eggs are so beautifully 'designed'. Love it :)

  4. Hi Kit,
    We love this! The aroma is just so "hiong"!! The last time I made this was a couple of months ago! Now you are making me craving for this all over again! I could eat the most three in one sitting! You win! :)

  5. These are gorgeous! I would love to try making these!

  6. You have 8 eggs, give me the balance 4! Love these a lot, I tried making once but the marbling effect was not as clear as to try again!

  7. Kit, I love the smell of tea eggs too! And your eggs have a lovely marbling on them. I want to make these too.

  8. Hi Kit, I love this tea eggs, can eat 4 at one go too. LOL
    Your egg marble effect look very nice. I cook this tea eggs in slow cooker for 4 hours and then leave it for another 1 to 2 hours for extra flavor. Then I freeze the sauce and when next make again, just add water and spices.

    Best regards. Hugs to you.

  9. Kit , those eggs are beautifully-made ! The marbling looks terrific :D Love it !

  10. hi kit, i love the marble effects on the eggs!i dont even care if it tasted good..i just want to admire the marble designs! LOL!

  11. How good do these look. Didn't know it was that simple - might need to give these a go.

  12. Hi Kit,

    Love your fusion Chinese-English marbled tea eggs. Which version do you prefer? This or the very traditional one? You have eaten 4 in a go!!! This one must be good :D


  13. KIt,
    Your marble tea eggs looks really marble. Love the pretty marble effect!!
    Thanks for sharing this to LTU..:)