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Herbal Tea Eggs ~ 'Malaysian Monday no. 12'

One can easily detect Herbal Tea Eggs in the shopping mall especially in areas near the supermarket or food court.  Sniff, sniff, you just follow your nose and the smell will eventually lead you to the outlet having these black, cracked, ugly looking eggs bubbling in a big rice pot of black liquid.  Many of these are found in Chinese medical product outlets, placed in a corner right at the entrance.

This outlet 'Legend of Tea' which specialises in various types of tea has a big pot of  herbal tea eggs brewing in this rice cooker ...... lovely aroma.
Making these eggs is no chore, easy  and this is how I did it ............

Herbal egg spices consisting of Dong Quai/Angelica Sinensis, Chuanxiong, Ramulus Cinnamon, Fructus Piperis Albus, Rehmanniae Praeparatum and Licorice.  Inside this package there are 2 packets of 35 gm each which is for making a maximum of 30 eggs.

I used only 1 packet of 35 gm and made 12 herbal tea eggs following the instructions given at the back of the package.

They serve good as snacks, that is if you fancy Chinese herbs, and these eggs are nutritious too!

These eggs taste best the next day as the herbal sauce has been infused through the cracked egg shells over a longer period  ...... yummy and fragrant!

  • 1 packet of herbal egg spice - 35 gm
  • 150 gm sugar
  • 170 ml light soya sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dark soya sauce
  • Add enough water to cover the eggs in the pot
  1. Rinse the eggs and cook till hardboiled for about 10 mins.  Cool slightly and lightly crack up the egg shells.
  2. Boil 1 packet of spices with the sugar, sauces, salt and 4 cups water.
  3. Once boiling and sugar has dissolved, add in the eggs and enough water to cover up the eggs.
  4. Let boil and then lower  heat to medium low and let it simmer for about 2 hours.  Adjust to taste as desired.
  5. After 2 hours let eggs sit for about an hour or more before serving.
Note:  Do not use fresh eggs.  Keep eggs for a few days before cooking to enable easy peeling of egg shells.

Do find out more from this   'site'.


  1. I like "茶叶蛋"!!! Yours look really good..just like the one I bought from the street vendors.

  2. Hmm...yumm... who could ever resist this! I can eat a few! haha.... Thanks for sharing, Cheah. Have a great day.
    Cheers, Kristy

  3. even plain rice taste yummy with these eggs...yum

  4. I love this tea eggs but cannot eat a lot so I would normally just buy two from Jusco :)

  5. These tea cakes are very delicious. I have a friend here who is very good in cooking them. Whenever we have a potluck party she will cook them. I will eat at least 2...forget about the cholesterol :D

  6. The eggs look so interesting with the network on them. It's a pity I don't know how to enjoy herbal eggs. I like my eggs in tau yu bak sauce.

  7. wow wonderful new recipe, love eggs in any form :)

  8. I love herbal tea eggs too especially my husband. We always buy this at the famous Chinese Medicine store.

  9. Angie
    Thanks, I like them too but can't take too much!

    I can eat a few too, but have to discipline myself, ha, ha!

    Yes, they're indeed addictive!

    Never tried with plain rice, should do so when I make these again!

    Restrict to 2 is ok, I think!

    Eggs in tau yu bak are also yummy, good with porridge!

    Yes, eggs are very versatile!

    Same with me!

    The famous Chinese medical store must be 'Eu Yan Sang', right?

  10. haha yes, you can smell this from a distance!

  11. Herbal tea eggs are something that I have always wanted to give a try making at home but haven't done so till now! Your post has given me another boost to make some soon...!!

  12. pigpigscorner
    Yes, just follow the smell!

    Cooking Gallery
    So, no excuse to delay!

    Yes, so do I, but then have to keep count of how many I can take!

  13. my kids are not big herbal tea fan, so I did only once.

  14. Hello aunty cheah, I love these eggs. And you are so right, can smell them a mile away, which then starts the tummy rumbling he he he.

    Thanks for your wonderful contributions to MM!

  15. Sonia
    Yes, some kids don't like the herbal taste and smell!

    You are most welcome! I have to discipline from taking too many of these eggs.

  16. many people love it. But,what is the actual purpose
    of it? From Ellie

    1. Hi Ellie. It's just eggs prepared in a different way. Asians will love it, it's just personal preference. Purpose? Perhaps it's the herbs that are infused into the eggs which are nourishing.

  17. It is believe as a aphrodisiac also.

    1. I'm not aware of this... maybe due to the herbs in the concoction.


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