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Herbal Tea Egg is a traditional dish. It is known for its nutritious and health tonic properties.

Ingredients:

1 tsp white pepper

3 star anise

1 cinnamon

1 tsp aniseed

1 tbsp Chinese tea

1 tsp 5 spice

1 tbsp thick soy sauce

1 tbsp light soy sauce

1 tsp salt


Method:
1. Boil 2 litres of water to 1 tbsp of Chinese tea. Let it simmer for 20 minutes. Strain the tea leaves and put aside.
2. Boil eggs until cooked. Set aside to cool. Remove the shells.
3. Pour the prepared Chinese tea in a slow cooker or pot and boil with all the other ingredients.
4. When the tea boils, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for an hour.
5. Serve it hot together with some of the tea in a bowl.

Note: Nowadays you can get herbal tea eggs spices in conveniently packed, simple to prepare sachets from Chinese medicine shops.




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