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Chinese Tea Leaf Eggs

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  • 8 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon black soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons black tea leaves
  • 2 pods star anise
  • 1 (2 inch) piece cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon tangerine zest

Directions Edit

  1. Combine eggs and salt together in a small pan and fill with cold water.
  2. Once the water begins to boil, lower heat, and allow to cool for 20 minutes.
  3. Once the eggs have cooled down crack the shells.
  4. Mix 3 cups water, soy sauce, black soy sauce, salt, tea leaves, star anise, cinnamon stick, and tangerine zest in a large pot.
  5. After the water is boiling, remove it from the heat and add the cracked eggs.
  6. Let the eggs sit for eight hours.

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