Tea Leaf Eggs

Cha Ye Dan

Preparation info
  • Makes 12 eggs or serves


    as an appetizer
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Easy Chinese Recipes: Family Favorites From Dim Sum to Kung Pao

By Bee Yinn Low

Published 2011

  • About

I am a huge fan of Chinese Tea Leaf eggs because they are not only a wonderful treat but also make for real eye-candy. The marbled-effect on the eggs is achieved by gently cracking the eggs before steeping them in the tea mixture for hours, or even days. As the gorgeous marbled patterns start to form, the flavors of the tea and spices used in the recipe penetrate deeply into the eggs, creating the unmistakable aroma and fragrance of Chinese Tea Leaf Eggs. These eggs are great as an a