Paleo Chinese Tea Eggs
Paleo Chinese Tea Eggs ! Enjoy water boiled eggs simmered in your favorite black tea for an afternoon delight !
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 6 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!