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Chinese Tea Eggs

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Ingredients
  Hard boiled eggs 12 Large
  Cold water 1 Quart (4 Cups)
  Black tea 3 Tablespoon (6 Tea Bags)
  Anise seed 1 Teaspoon
  Soy sauce 4 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Fennel sprig 2 (For Garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Shell eggs and keep the whites unbroken. Keep aside.

MAKING
2) In a saucepan, bring cold water to boil.
3) Take off from heat and add tea.
4) Stir and keep covered for 10 minutes.
5) Strain the leaves and keep the brewed tea in the saucepan.
6) Add anise seed, soy sauce, salt and hard-boiled eggs to it.
7) Put in over flame and simmer for one hour.
8) Take off from heat and let cool in room temperature before removing the eggs.
9) Chill the eggs along with the liquid. If kept in refrigerator the eggs can be stored for a long period of time.

SERVING
10) Before serving, drain eggs from liquid and pat dry.
11) Halve the eggs and garnish with sprig of fennel.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Breakfast
Method: 
Chilling
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Egg
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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