Chinese Marbled Tea Eggs

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About Chinese Marbled Tea Eggs

These eggs have a subtle flavour and look lovely too!
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Recipe Time & More

Prep Time10 hours
Cook Time1 hour 12 minutes
Total Time11 hours 12 minutes
Served AsSnacks
Servings - 4


  • 4 Eggs
  • 6-8 cup Water
  • 2 Peppercorns
  • 2 cloves Cloves
  • 1 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Soya Sauce dark
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 2 tbsp Any Strong Flavor Tea any strong flavor tea
  • 1 tbsp Orange Peels candied cut into strips


  • Boiling the eggs - Take the 4 eggs in 6 cups of water in a heavy bottom pan. Keep on low flame for about 12 minutes. Switch off the gas and put the lid on for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the eggs after 10 minutes with a slotted spoon and wash under running cold water till they cool down completely. Gently tap the eggs with the back of a spoon so that to make small cracks all over The shell should not break.
  • Even if it breaks a bit in some places it will do. The color intensity will be a bit more in that place. We need to get a spider web sort of a design all over
  • Put the water back on the gas and keep on low flame. Also, add all the rest of the ingredients except the eggs and bring to a full boil. Add the eggs very gently and simmer them on low flame for 1 hour.
  • The eggs should be dipped completely in the liquid. Keep on adding little water to maintain the water level, just above 1 inch of the eggs. After 1 hour, switch off the flame.
  • Put a lid on and let it sit for about 5 hours or even overnight. Remove from the liquid and dry off gently with a tissue. Serve by cutting in half. Pls note- Patience is the key.
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