Eggspired and encouraged by the retweets from friends of my tea dyed egg photo, I decided to do quick a post on my Lunar New Year project over the weekend. I obtained the recipe of Chinese Tea Eggs from New Asian Cuisine, a great food blog I recently discovered. I varied the recipe according to supply on hand: English Breakfast tea instead of black tea, these two random TJ Maxx purchases below to substitute for the star anise, cinnamon and Sichuan peppercorn, and blood orange peel for mandarin or tangerine peel.
Following the instructions accordingly,
I unveiled the eggs excitedly on the first morning
of the New Year.
The shells were just as pretty as the eggs.
Eggs are a symbol for golden nuggets of wealth.
Each has its own distinctive character
but definitely all good eggs!