Do you like the taste of the ‘tea eggs’ 五香茶葉蛋 they sell in 7-11 convenience stores in Taiwan? Then you must try and make these at home – perfect, delicious and 100% natural ingredients. Joanne was so happy with these eggs and the taste – she also said that our kitchen had that smell of 7-11 around the steamed and boiled food area!

A perfect 7-11 taste tea egg!

A perfect 7-11 taste tea egg!

The ingredients;tea-eggs-ingredients

  • 15 eggs
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • half a bowl of soy sauce
  • 1tbsp of oolong tea
  • 2 English tea bags
  • 3 bay leaf
  • a spice bag
  • a cinnamon stick
  • 3 star anise
  • a little salt

As usual if you can’t find a Taiwanese style spice bag then use: 5 star anise, a teaspoon of red pepper corns, half a teaspoon of cloves, a cinnamon stick, three bayleaves, three cardamom pods – all in a cotton bag. Yes, some of those ingredients are already in the recipe but that’s how to make this spice bag!

Joanne has recorded a video showing you how to make this popular Taiwan’s 7-11 snack at home, wherever you may live in the world! Please take a look below, it’s pretty easy.

Five Spice Tea Eggs, 五香茶葉蛋 with Taiwan’s 7-11 taste cooking video

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