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