These eggs had light brown shells before i cooked them and now look at them. Wow. these are so easy to make!! Don’t worry about having too much of a weird tea taste. You will have hardly any tea taste at all and a nice mild taste. This would be perfect for a buffet table. There are many recipes out there but I came up with my own with the ingredients I had . You can use any type of tea you like. I have not tried any herb tea myself but I think some would be interesting. I would love to hear about any tea variations.
Tea Eggs (cha ye dan)
5 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons alt
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons black tea or 2 tea bags
1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice mix
Put the eggs into a saucepan with enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for 2 minutes.
Remove the eggs. with a knife tap each egg to slightly crack the shells into two or three places ( you can roll them on a towel) . Place them back in a saucepan.
Add the other ingredients and stir. cover and simmer for 3 hours, adding water as necessary. Drain, serve hot or cold.