Chinese Tea Eggs 茶叶蛋 (using earl grey)

I used to eat these eggs when I lived in Beijing as my breakfast. I grabbed 2 eggs every morning on my way to work at the small shop close to the subway station. The smell of the eggs just make me sooo happy somehow, and I could smell it from far away. So while I was making this, all my memories in Beijing (especially when I lived in 东直门 Dong zhi men) started to come back. Just realise how much I miss China, especially the food and convenience. Since I dont have chinese tea in hand, I made a little twist using earl grey, it tastes as good. So feel free to use chinese black tea if you have… Enjoy! 🙂DSC02659.JPG


Total time: 3 hours

Serving: 6 eggs


6                      eggs

2 bags            earl grey / black tea

4                      starnis

1                      cinnamon

½ cup              soy sauce

1 tsp                salt

3 tsp                sugar

750 ml             water (enough to cover the eggs)DSC02630.JPG


  • Boil eggs on medium-high for about 15 minutes. Drain and cool it down in ice cold water, drain.DSC02625.JPGDSC02626.JPG
  • Crack the eggs with spoon.DSC02631.jpg
  • In a deep pot, place all ingredients and eggs. Cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes and on low heat for about 1-2hours. DSC02633.JPGDSC02634.JPG
  • Turn off the heat and let the eggs sit until it’s ready to be served. You can leave the eggs in a pot for overnight, and it will taste even better the next day because the sauce will be absorbed very well.DSC02663.jpg

Author: Dewi

Hello there! If you are stopping by this page, you are probably searching for easy Asian home-cook meal inspirations that are uncomplicated, quick, budget-friendly, and still tasty and delishhh….. That’s what I am going to share in this blog. I am not a chef, I cook because I love it and I enjoy it. To give you a little background of who I am…. My name is Dewi, a self-made home-cook who enjoys filling her kitchen in with tasty and delicious of Asian food. I was born and grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia where I have never learned how to cook (except frying an egg or two, add soy sauce, and eat it with rice) and never thought I would have to cook ever in my life. Because my mom, who was (still is) the “family chef” had never encouraged the children to be involved in the kitchen. So, my passion for food and cooking came later on when I went abroad. In 2006, I moved to Beijing, China where I lived for a good 9 years. I occasionally cooked as I preferred to eat out or to order in, for a simple reason, it’s convenient and affordable (back then). My cooking journey became more apparent in 2015 when I decided to move to Germany. Eating out, especially for Asian food is expensive and not authentic. The selection of Asian restaurants is limited and because of the high price, it would mean that I would have to burn a hole in my pocket if I want to do it often. So now that I have a small family (my husband, my son, and I), I cook not only for myself but also for them. I like to try new things like occasional baking or non-Asian food. For that being said, I want to share my cooking journey with you and hope that you can find new food inspirations that you can do yourself at home, either for yourself or your family, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Happy cooking! =) Xoxo Dewi

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