happy chinese new year!

IMG_3151In celebration of Chinese New Year we made Chinese Tea Eggs.  Chinese tea eggs are a Lunar New Year staple thought to bring prosperity, and a favorite snack among people in China.

I love finding ways for us to learn, appreciate and enjoy our Chinese born children’s heritage.  Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese Tea Eggs

6 eggs
5 Tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
2 black tea bags
1 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
Several grinds of black peppercorn

Place the eggs in a saucepan with enough cold water to cover.  Bring to a boil, and then simmer 2 minutes.  Remove the eggs from the water, and using a knife, tap each egg to slightly crack the shell in several places.  Return the eggs to the saucepan of water and add the rest of the ingredients.  Cover and simmer for an hour, then let the eggs sit in the water for a least another hour.  Refrigerate them.  Peel, rinse and enjoy!

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