Recipe: Chai Tea Infused Marble Easter Eggs

March 13, 2013 · 15 comments

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Although I do not celebrate Easter, I still love to decorate eggs. This year I thought I would give tea infused eggs a try. Thinking about it, I came up with the idea for a Chai infused marbleized egg that would look pretty and have an interesting taste as well. Of course you do not want to use artificial colorings — natural is the way to go. These are a home run!

The Chai tea permeates the house with an aromatic smell and makes it more tantalizing than smelling the vinegar used in typical egg coloring procedures. While the eggs are beautiful to look at, they also have an amazing taste as deviled eggs or simple egg salad with homemade mayonnaise.

In light of all the news about the detrimental effects of artificial food colorings (here and here), it is so much better to use natural products than exposing your children to the toxins in artificial colorings through their skin — yes, the chemicals go right through the skin into the body. Use only products that you can also eat.

Speaking of eating, you may be wondering why I have only 4 eggs in the photo. I did want to show what the inside of the shells looks like — cool huh? — but the real reason is my brilliant husband ate the eggs BEFORE I took the photo! He’s in the dog house now — or maybe I should say the hen house!

Chai Infused Marble Easter Eggs

Ingredients

Equipment

  • Two  3 – 4 quart pots
  • Slotted spoon
  • Plastic wrap

Instructions

  • Hardboil the eggs as you usually would or roast the eggs and let cool
  • When the eggs are cool crack the eggshells all around by rolling the eggs on a towel or using a spoon to gently tap it all around
  • Do this gently to prevent the shells from detaching from the eggs or breaking — the deeper the crack the more interesting the look so try to get the crack deep enough to crack the fascia, but not too deep to detach the shell
  • Place the eggs in another pot of simmering water with the tea bags, for one hour
  • After a hour turn off the heat and let soak for several hours until cool
  • Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate
  • Remove shells just before serving — the eggs will have a gorgeous marbled look

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1 Rita March 14, 2013 at 9:59 am

This is possibly the coolest thing you’ve done yet.

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2 Alaine @ MY GF & DF LIVING March 14, 2013 at 7:59 pm

These are such pretty eggs! Love them! I want to try doing this.

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3 Miz Helen March 16, 2013 at 10:12 am

These eggs are just beautiful, I can’t wait to try them. Have a great St. Patrick’s Day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen

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4 Diane Balch March 16, 2013 at 6:02 pm

They are beautiful and you have me super curious about how they taste. Thanks for sharing them with us on foodie friday.

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5 Jill March 16, 2013 at 6:31 pm

HI Diane,
They taste interesting — you can taste the Chai spices.

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6 Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life March 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Your eggs look lovely. I’m going to try this method.

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7 Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) March 20, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Wow, these are beautiful! My boys will love this! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

Party starts tomorrow at 7:05 pm eastern time! Hope to see you there!

Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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8 Kristen (Smithspirations) March 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm

These look amazing! I’ve never thought to try this with chai. I’ve seen black tea recipes with soy sauce, too. I need to try it. My children would love it!

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9 Eileen @ Phoenix Helix March 25, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Gorgeous! And congrats on being featured on Marks Daily Apple!

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10 Jill March 25, 2013 at 2:49 pm

@Eileen,
Thanks! That was a good day!

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11 Linda March 26, 2013 at 9:04 pm

I love the marbled look, and I bet they taste great! Thanks for sharing this at Gluten-Free Wednesdays.

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