Chinese Tea Eggs
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Paleo Chinese Tea Eggs

Paleo Chinese Tea Eggs ! Enjoy water boiled eggs simmered in your favorite black tea for an afternoon delight ! 
Course Breakfast, Snack, snacks
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 6 eggs
Calories 189kcal
Author ChihYu


  • 6 large chicken eggs

Tea egg seasonings:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1-2 bags black tea
  • 1 bag Oolong tea (if you don’ have Oolong, use any other kinds of black tea)
  • ½ cup coconut aminos
  • 2 dry bay leaves
  • 1 ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 2 large Chinese red dates or medjool dates


  • Boil the eggs for 8 minutes in boiling water.
  • Once the eggs are cool, crack the eggs with a back of spoon - please make sure you crack the eggs really well (i.e. break the membrane of the eggs. Not just the shield.)
  • In a separate pot (medium size pot), add the eggs with all ingredients under “tea egg seasonings”.
  • Bring it to boil. Turn it off. Open the lid to let it cool down.
  • Repeat Step 4 (boil and cool down) 5 times.
  • Let the eggs (with the shield) sit in the tea broth overnight before you discard the seasoning ingredients.
  • Enjoy with a cup of tea or as snack, breakfast, even side dish!


Calories: 189kcal