Here's a close-up.
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!