Boil just enough water to submerge the eggs and simmer the tea gently.
While doing Step 3, add in the cracked eggs, the ★ ingredients and the other seasonings and simmer for about 40 minutes to 1 hour. (The picture shows the black tea, star anise and Chinese 5-star powder).
Leave it in the pot overnight as is.
Story Behind this Recipe
Boiled eggs in tea. I made this because I had leftover Star anise and Chinese 5-spice powder that I wanted to use up.
You can use oolong instead of black tea. Adjust the amount of star anise and Chinese 5-spice power to suit your taste. You could brine the eggs in the seasoning liquid and store in the fridge. It will be good for 1 week.