(Der Artikel ist aus 2015 und unser Blog war damals noch englischsprachig – er wird in näherer Zeit ins Deutsche übersetzt werden. Ich kämpfe nur momentan noch mit dem Layout Feinschliff, dannach wird hier alles Deutsch =) )

Did you know that I am living in China at the moment?

Yes? Well there are a couple of things Chinese people are amazingly good at and that is cooking!
No wonder then that they have the most amazing street food and snacks.

All the time I discover something new, but my favorite Breakfast ever is the tea egg.

You can see them from afar. 30-50 cracked eggs simmering in a brown sauce and a faint tea smell in the air.

Many are at first kind of turned off by this, but trust me it is worth a try and today I will share with you how to
make this ridiculously easy recipe.

Simply cook the eggs for 3-4 minutes beforehand in hot water. Crack the eggs a bit, so that the tea later is able to soak
into the egg. Now bring some water to boil and pour some tea leaves into the water. I prefer black tea, but green works too.
Finally if you want to add a little twist you could put an onion in too (peel it first please ;) ) or maybe even some spices.
I would think anise or 5-Spice Powder would work really well.

Looks like normal eggs right? Well eggs with some tiny cracks ;)
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Looks like normal eggs right? Well eggs with some tiny cracks, which are very hot ;) careful when you peel them, the tea will leave stains on your clothes^^

Usually in China the eggs will be cooked for hours, but I tried it out at home and 30min-1h will do just fine. Simply put a
lid on the top and let the eggs gently simmer in your tea soup.

The eggs will change the color and might look a bit jucky, but the taste is really good.
Don’t believe me? Give it a try and then tell me whether you liked it or not.

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That’s how they look like when you open them. Because they are cooked for such a long time, the yellow parts turn a bit dark and the egg white gets a slight brown color from the tea =)

I at least will eat now my lovely tea eggs and enjoy my breakfast ;)

 

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