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Old 01-08-2008, 11:30 AM
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Easter will be here soon, and if you want eggs for adults that is really cool this is close to IT. I served these at our Ladies Tea a few years back and it was a big hit! They are very tasty too.

Chinese Tea Eggs

3 to 4 cups water
6 to 10 eggs
2 tsp. 5-fragrance spice powder (see note)
2 Tbsp. black tea or 4 tea bags
1 Tbsp. course salt

In a lg. pot place eggs and enough cold water to cover them. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for 12 minutes. Remove eggs (reserve water at simmer), cool in cold water until able to handle. Add to reserved water remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil. While waiting for water to boil using a spoon tap eggs to crackle shells (I tapped both ends and rolled on counter top to crackle shells, but do gently as you want only a crackle design). Replace eggs in bioling spiced water, reduce heat and simmer covered for 1 hour. Remove from heat and let stand for 30 minutes. Allow to cool. Remove shells. Eggs can be cut in halves or quartered for serving. Traditionally they are dusted with a combination toasted sesame seeds and course salt, but not necessary. Best served with in 24 hours. Refrigerate
NOTE: May substitute Jasmine tea or light soy sauce for the black tea, and the peel (no pith!) of 1 med. orange for the Chinese 5 spice. Chinese 5 spice can be found in the spice section or in the Asian section of most grocery stores.

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Love these traditions and think I may try some of the recipes....thanks so much for sharing them! Actually there is a Russian family in our church. She is from Russia and this would be some great things to start conversation! Easter is coming gang!!
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