It may be early for Chinese New Year, but here is an egg recipe that would surely be a hit anytime of the year.
For those looking for a savory treat at breakfast, then making a couple of tea eggs would certainly be a cool idea. Tea eggs are a traditional Chinese dish that calls for hard-boiled eggs, with shells cracked but not removed, that were boiled with spices and black tea leaves. The resulting eggs have a savory taste and an intricate design that came from cracks on the shell.
Old-style tea eggs require black tea leaves to bring out the flavor of the eggs (green tea is not used since it is too bitter for the eggs). As for the spices, the Chinese would usually use five-spice powder, since it has the savory-sweet quality that matches the taste of eggs. There are variations, such as no tea leaf is used or soy sauce is added for color. Even so, the end result would still be delicious. Also, the longer you soak the eggs in the mixture as it cools, the tastier it will get.
You could make your own tea eggs at home. The steps are so simple. You can modify it according to your preference, but it would still be the same.