Chinese Tea Leaf Eggs

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  • 12 large eggs
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup San-J Organic Tamari Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Chinese black tea leaf
  • 3 star anise
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


Servings: 12

Add the eggs in a soup pot and add the water. Bring the water to boil on high heat. Boil the eggs for 10 minutes, make sure that the eggs are completely cooked.

Transfer the hard-boiled eggs out of the hot boiling water and rinse them with cold water. Using the back of a teaspoon, gently tap the egg shell to crack the shell. Return the eggs to the water and add the remaining ingredients. Bring the tea mixture to a boil and immediately turn the heat to low. Simmer for 2 hours. Add more water if needed.

Remove the eggs from the mixture and serve warm.  

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Organic Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce

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