Chinese New Year Recipe: Marbled Tea Eggs

Marbled Tea Eggs Recipe

Marbled eggs are a common decoration at Chinese banquets. If you’re looking to add something special to celebrate the ringing in of Lunar New Year on Feb 5, this would make a nice appetizer. They really do look like marble but they’re as edible as hard-boiled eggs. Tea is the secret!

 

Chinese New Year Marbled Tea Eggs

Marbled eggs are a common decoration at Chinese banquets. If you're looking to add something special to celebrate the ringing in of Lunar New Year on Feb 5, this would make a nice appetizer.
Course Side Dish
Keyword marbled eggs
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Bring eggs to boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from water. When eggs are cool, tap with a spoon all over to crack but DO NOT remove the shell.
  • Add eggs back into the water and add tea. Simmer covered for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to steep for another 45 minutes in the tea.
  • Remove the shells. The eggs will have veins of color just like marble :) Bon Appetit!

Notes

I love eggs and this particular recipe for its foolproof method and delicious smoky tea taste that complements the egg white so well. Generally, I go a little less smoky than the traditional Lapsang Souchong to make this recipe and use Russian Caravan, but you can also use the 8 Immortals Oolong tea if you like a little less pronounced flavor. 
 
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Maria Uspenski

CEO Maria Uspenski is the innovative force behind our Steepware® designs. A mechanical engineer by trade, her mind is always conjuring up delicious new ways to enjoy loose leaf tea. Also the inspiration for our 10% Pledge, Maria is a cancer survivor on a mission to spread wellness through tea.

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