Delicious American twist on traditional Chinese tea leaf eggs

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Try this Americanized version of tea leaf eggs by infusing boiled eggs with a blend of black tea, spices, and soy sauce for a tasty and aromatic snack. Perfect for a light meal, snack, or appetizer.


  • 6 eggs
  • 2 black tea bags
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise
  • 3 cloves
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar


  1. Boil the eggs in a pot of water for 10 minutes, then remove and let cool.
  2. In a separate pot, add water, black tea bags, cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves, soy sauce, and sugar. Bring to a boil.
  3. Peel the boiled eggs and gently crack the shells without removing them completely.
  4. Place the cracked eggs into the tea mixture, reduce heat, and simmer for 1-2 hours.
  5. Remove eggs from the tea mixture and let cool before serving. Enjoy your flavorful American boiled eggs with tea infusion!

Interesting Facts

  • Tea-infused eggs are a popular snack in many cultures, including Chinese, Japanese, and now American cuisine.
  • The tea infusion not only adds flavor but also gives the eggs a beautiful marbled appearance.
  • Experiment with different tea blends and spices to create your own unique twist on this classic snack.