Tea Eggs


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Makes 12 eggs


12 eggs hard boiled eggs


½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

¼ cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoons black tea leaves

2 to 3 Star Anise Pods

1, 2 inch piece of Tastewells of Sonoma Cinnamon Stick

2 or 3 cloves of garlic, crushed

About 1 tablespoon orange or tangerine zest

3 cups of water


Boil the eggs and place in cold water.  As soon as they are cool enough to handle, crack the shells but to not remove.  Set aside.  Place remaining ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer for about twenty minutes.  Remove from the heat and cool.  Place the cracked but unpeeled eggs in a bowl and pour the cooled liquid over them.  Refrigerate overnight.  The next day remove the shells.  These delicious pickled eggs with their crackle design are a traditional Chinese New Year Food.




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Tastewells of Sonoma

is an online store offering you fine teas and herbs.  We have also collected an excellent selection of gourmet pepper, including Long Peppers from Bali.  You will be amazed by our selection of unique salts including Fleur de Sel, Pyramid Salt, Kosher Salt, Flake Salt and Hawaiian Red and Black salts.

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