Tea Dyed Eggs

peeled hard boiled egg decoratively stained with tea pattern
  • Serves 4
  • Prep in 15 minutes
  • Cook in 30 minutes + 8 hours soaking

I think all natural foods have a beauty about them, but then of course we have the opportunity on occasion to make them even more aesthetically pleasing!

This recipe is not a style over substance situation however, the process of cooking the eggs in this way not only imparts incredible flavour but also acts as a way to preserve them, which is where we find the origins of this idea.

Key Facts

  • Family Friendly
  • Prep Ahead - Lasts 5 days
  • High Protein Breakfast & Snack
  • 5 Ingredients or Less


  • 4 large organic eggs

  • 2 oolong, black or earl grey tea bags (choose organic teas in unbleached bags)

  • 3 tablespoons tamari or soya sauce if not gluten free

  • 1 heaped teaspoon coconut sugar

  • 1 cinnamon stick + 1 star anise (not necessary but imparts great flavour)


  1. 01

    Add your eggs to a pan of cold water with enough liquid to cover them & have an extra inch above. Bring to the boil & cook for 8 mins.

  2. 02

    Remove, run under cold water & leave to cool for 5 minutes. Add the other ingredients to your pan of water.

  3. 03

    Grab your eggs & gently crack the shells by rolling/gently dropping them onto a hard surface. Don’t peel or remove the shells though.

  4. 04

    Add back to the pan, cover & bring to a low simmer for 30 minutes then turn the heat off & leave to marinate for 6-8 hours at room temperature or put into the fridge overnight.

  5. 05

    Then just peel & revel in their aromatic, delicious BEAUTY! Keep in the fridge & use within 5 days.

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Phoebe Liebling (BSc, DipNT) is a highly respected clinician & award winning product & recipe developer based in Harley Street.

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