Friday, March 30, 2012

How Do You Make A Boiled Egg Primitive? this.  They are displayed in a sponged yellow ware dish on my old cutting board along with a vintage pewter salt shaker.

Here's a close-up.

And another.

Frank and I are preparing for an Easter musical at our church and we set the table for the Last Supper scene. Frank insists that the men eat at the table for the visual effect and we make these 2000 year old Chinese Tea Eggs.

I even plan to use the shells in an art project as I can't bear to throw them away!

If you want to make your own, here's how:

Boil your eggs.
When done, gently tap them with a spoon all over.
Place them back in the water in their cracked shells.
Add 1/4 cup soy sauce, 3 TBS. of loose tea, Chinese Five Spice (Or your own concoction of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg) and some salt.
Simmer two hours.
Remove from heat until cool.
Peel and serve or leave in shells in the original egg container in the refrigerator for a few days.

They are delicious and...they look prim enough for The Last Supper!


  1. So creative you are, those eggs are amazing. I will have to try your recipe. Blessings for sharing this with us.

    1. Connie, they are beautiful! Each one is unique and they have a great flavor. The more they steep, the more flavorful they become.

      You can crack them and put them in your regular dye colors too.


  2. I think we'll give this a try as well.
    Happy and Blessed Easter to you and yours!

    1. Ken, they look like something from the Middle Ages to me! Our grandson is mesmerized by their beauty and taste!