Chinese Tea Leaf Eggs Recipe

Chinese Tea Leaf Eggs Recipe

How To Make Chinese Tea Leaf Eggs

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Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 60 minutes
Total: 70 minutes



  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of loose black tea leaves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups of water


  1. In a medium pot, bring water to a boil and add tea leaves, star anise, cinnamon stick, soy sauce, sugar, and salt. Stir well.

  2. Gently lower the eggs into the pot and let them simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  3. Remove the pot from heat and let the eggs cool in the liquid for an additional 30 minutes.

  4. Once cooled, peel the eggs and gently tap them with a spoon to create a cracked pattern all over.

  5. Place the cracked eggs back into the liquid and let them marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.

  6. Serve the Chinese Tea Leaf Eggs as an appetizer or snack. Enjoy!


  • Calories : 176kcal
  • Total Fat : 11g
  • Saturated Fat : 3g
  • Cholesterol : 186mg
  • Sodium : 1040mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 2g
  • Dietary Fiber : 0g
  • Sugar : 1g
  • Protein : 16g
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