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Chinese Tea Eggs~Marbled Eggs

Chinese Tea Eggs (or also commonly known as Tea Leaf Eggs or Marbled Eggs) is a nutritious and healthy snack that can be found throughout China and in most parts of South-East Asia. These are hard-boiled eggs infused with the flavors of tea leafs and various Chinese herbs and spices. Here, I have adopted the popular Malaysian "Bak Kut Teh" spice recipe, or widely known as “BKT” in Malaysia instead of the regular tea eggs spices. Anyway, you can easily obtain either the regular or BKT spices at most Chinese grocers here in Vancouver. Do try to make these healthy and delicious tea eggs, then, tell me which spice you prefer! :-)

Chinese Tea Eggs~Marbled Eggs


1 Dozen Hard-Boiled Eggs
1 Packet Malaysian Styled BKT herbs, or any Chinese Tea Leaf spices
2 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
5 Cups of Water
Sea Salt to taste


Lightly tap all over the hard-boiled egg shells with the back of a spoon to create a marbled-like cracks.

Combine the BKT herbs, dark soy sauce, soy sauce, and water in a large saucepan. Bring the mixture to the boil, lower the heat and simmer for about 25 to 30 minutes.

Add the eggs, and continue to simmer for at least an hour. For best result, steep the eggs overnight and reheat before serving.

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  1. I love these eggs, never fail to follow the trail of fragrant in malls lol! sure to buy a few to enjoy.

  2. I've never seen these but I think they look really pretty. These remind me of these marble eggs that my mom used to have as decorations for Easter.

  3. I love this! The eggs really turned out beautiful!

  4. I used to make these when I was in university but I used star anise along with the spices. Favorite snack!

  5. These tea eggs smell incredible. Love the smell of herbs.

  6. oh wow i never knew you could make it in this manner! I remember always walking past those chinese medicinal shops and buying a few to eat while they're hot :D

  7. Not only are these absolutely beautiful, but they sound delicious! I've never had them, so something I definitely need to try. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. I got one here :D lol

    btw I love you blog! :))

  9. I have eaten once marbled eggs but never made my own. Yours look so beautiful!


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