Tea egg: a hard-boiled egg with a splash of tea flavor




I grew up eating soy sauce eggs as a child and found tea eggs later on in life. These appetizers often show up in tapioca drink shops. Typically, they're served on their own, but during my trip to Sun Moon Lake, the chefs complemented them with locally-grown mushrooms. If it's a contest between the actual tea and the flavored egg, the beverage wins hands down for me. Once in awhile, though, it's a nice ethnic twist to a plain breakfast egg. You can make your own tea egg at home with this recipe.

**As promised, the gift card winner from this past Monday's anniversary contest is Romelle Broas. Come on down!**  

Comments (6)

On April 26, 2013 at 11:26 AM , Emily McGee said...

I'm not a big fan of hard boiled eggs, but my husband loves 'em, and he also loves tea. I'm going to suggest this to him! Also, congrats to Romelle!

 
On April 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM , Jennifer Chow said...

Oh, tea eggs would make a perfect treat for him then!

I can't wait to see what Romelle buys to read with her gift card!

 
On April 28, 2013 at 3:39 AM , Monique Liddle said...

What an amazing recipe! I like eat foods that are new to me. The tea eggs look beautiful and I imagine they will taste amazing as well. I am a tea drinker rather than a coffee person. Plus, I would like to see how the other flavors influence the tea taste and ultimately the eggs. Do you eat these often - as a snack or for breakast or both?

Great post!
Monique

 
On April 28, 2013 at 9:43 PM , Jennifer Chow said...

Thanks for stopping by, Monique! I typically eat these eggs as a snack. (My husband, though, is the more avid fan. He would probably eat them any time!)

 
On April 29, 2013 at 2:39 PM , Monique Liddle said...

I will let you know when I try them. However, because the tea eggs are so beautiful and the recipe intrigued me, I pinned this post with the picture of all the intricate lines on the eggs. I already had one person repin it! I hope you pin your posts on a board in Pinterest. I am in the process of doing mine.

 
On April 29, 2013 at 3:39 PM , Jennifer Chow said...

Thanks for pinning the post! I actually haven't started using Pinterest yet . Still haven't wandered into that social medium yet.