Welcome to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama + Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl to create awesome healthy recipes each week! This week’s theme is Heritage Appreciation!
Tea Leaf Eggs (or 茶叶蛋) are a popular savory Chinese street snack where a hard-boiled egg is cracked and then boiled again in tea/sauce/spices! I’m a big fan of hard-boiled eggs as portable snacks and this is a great way to spice it up!
Since I missed posting a recipe to celebrate Chinese New Year, I’m finally sharing a recipe now. 😛 Better late than never, right? (You can also check out all the Chinese recipes I have on my blog!)
I used Bare Tea’s Organic Yunnan Gold black tea, which I won from a giveaway long long ago. :D! I don’t drink coffee, so tea is the only caffeinated beverage I ever have, and this one is awesome-sauce and I’ll have to talk about their other teas I received from them at some other point!
On a sidenote, Yunnan [云南] is an absolutely beautiful place if you ever get a chance to go! I went there back in 2007 (a whole decade ago!?) and I still think it’s one of the most gorgeous places I’ve ever visited, which, if you’ve seen my Travel Tuesdays, is saying a lot (in my humble opinion, since I’ve absolutely loved my travels <3 ).
Tangerines and oranges are thought of as lucky Chinese New Year symbols because tangerine sounds like the Chinese word for “luck” + orange sounds like the chinese word for “wealth,” so having em’ is thought to bring good luck and wealth! :]
I used a tangerine peel in this recipe and lightened up on the soy sauce because yay for low-sodium diets! As a result, my tea leaf eggs weren’t quite as vibrantly “dyed” as they could’ve been, but I think you’ll live. <3 (Add more if you’d like!)
Chinese Tea Leaf Eggs (茶叶蛋)
Chinese Tea Leaf Eggs
- 8 eggs
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 cups water
- 1 tea bag
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tangerine peel
- Combine eggs in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for ~20 minutes.
- Remove from heat, then drain the eggs and let cool. Tap the eggs on the counter (or with the back of a spoon) to crack the shells, but refrain from removing the shells.
- In a large saucepan, combine the water, soy sauce, salt, tea bag, cinnamon stick and tangerine peel. Bring this to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and let simmer for for 3 hours. Remove them from heat, then add eggs and let steep overnight (or at least for 8 hours).
- It was National Eating Disorder Awareness week earlier this week–learn more about Bulimia Nervosa on Medical Mondays this week!
- Join me for another Travel Tuesday at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley in California!
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