Tea Leaf Eggs

Directions
Cuisine : Appetizer Recipe | Skill Level : easy

Tea Leaf Eggs is the most common street appetizer in China. And many Chinese eats Tea Leaf Eggs for breakfast. Tea Leaf Eggs is color brown with cracks on the eggshell, it tastes salty with the refreshing smell of tea leaf. The cooking method is so easy that anyone can cook delicious Tea Leaf Eggs by this recipe. Chinese-Homecooking offers you the most authentic recipe of Tea Leaf Eggs, have a nice try!

Step by Step Insturction

  • 1Boil the eggs in the pot till well cooked. Dish out and tap on the eggshell till cracks appears.
    • Place the bacon in a large stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until crispy, about 10 minutes. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion caramelizes; about 10 minutes. Immediately stir in the cabbage and continue to cook and stir another 10 minutes.

      Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes more.

  • 2Bring the wok, add cold water and drop in star anise, cinnamon, Sichuan pepper, myrcia, funnel and tea leaf, heat the pot till boiling.
    • Place the bacon in a large stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until crispy, about 10 minutes. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion caramelizes; about 10 minutes. Immediately stir in the cabbage and continue to cook and stir another 10 minutes.

      Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes more.

  • 3Add the dark soy sauce and salt into the pot and put the eggs in, boil with low heat for 10 mins.
    • Place the bacon in a large stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until crispy, about 10 minutes. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion caramelizes; about 10 minutes. Immediately stir in the cabbage and continue to cook and stir another 10 minutes.

      Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes more.

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  • 4Turn off the fire and soak the eggs in the pot for 8 hours.
    • Place the bacon in a large stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until crispy, about 10 minutes. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion caramelizes; about 10 minutes. Immediately stir in the cabbage and continue to cook and stir another 10 minutes.

      Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes more.

Tips & variations
  • You can use any green tea according to your preference.
  • You can customize the usage of spice as you like.
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