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Author Notes: Some Chinese believe that the practice of cooking tea eggs may be harmful. I am not certain if this is 100% true but some professionals have said it will produce harmful nitrates from acid reacting with iron from the eggs because it is cooked for a long period of time. Because of this, the eggs may NOT be easily digested, and MIGHT cause cancer.
Umm… It won’t scare me away, as I do not eat it every day, plus there is more delicious food in the world I need to try. —My Nomadic Kitchen
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 anise
- 1 colve
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons red tea
- 2-3 cups water
- Boiling eggs about 5 minutes，let it cool down a little bit ,slightly break eggs
- Meanwhile, add rest of all ingredients to the pot until boilling . add eggs and simmer for 1 hour
- When they done, keeping eggs in pot with soup and leave it room temperture a few hours . ( bring you more flavor~)
- To save : (i will keep soup with eggs ) refrigertor save up to 4 days TO serve: salad/noodle/sandwich/snack....