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Eggs with Aged Tea


Eggs with Aged Tea
20 eggs, hard-cooked for ten minutes
1/2 cup dry pu-er tea leaves
6 star anise
4 inches of stick cassia bark
1/2 cup thin soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon hot sauce
1. Roll the eggs to make cracks in the shells, but not break them.
2. Put eggs into a sauce pan and cover with cold water. Then bring the water to below the boil, reduce heat, and simmer the eggs with the tea leaves, star anise, sticks of cassia bark, soy sauce, and sugar for half an hour. Remove the eggs reserve the liquid, and peel them.
3. Using half cup f the reserved liquid, add just barely enough cold water to cover them and the hot sauce and simmer for ten minutes. Remove the eggs, discard the water, and cut them in halves and put them in a circle around a platter, every other one yolk side up, then serve.

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