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Instant Pot Chinese Tea Eggs

Make Classic Instant Pot Chinese Tea Eggs (Chinese: 茶葉蛋). Perfectly cooked pressure cooker eggs infused with sweet-savory flavors & rich tea aroma. A super easy, delicious, kid-friendly snack for parties, picnics, potlucks, and more!
Servings 6
Marinate 6 hrs
Total Time 25 mins



  • Pressure Cook Eggs and Tea Master Stock: Add 1.5 - 2 tbsp (6 - 9g) Pu'er tea leaves, 1.5 tbsp (20g) rock sugar or white sugar, 2 tbsp (30ml) regular soy sauce, 1⅓ tbsp (20ml) dark soy sauce, 3 (2.5g) star anise, ½ tsp (1.5g) Sichuan pepper, and 1 piece (2g) chenpi to Instant Pot. 
    Pour in 1 cup (250ml) cold water. Give it a quick mix. Place a trivet in Instant Pot, then layer 6 eggs on top. 
    Close lid and turn Venting Knob to Sealing position. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 8 mins, then immediate Quick Release. Remove the lid carefully.
  • Marinate Tea Eggs: Place the 6 eggs in a bowl of ice cold water for 5 mins to stop them from cooking. Turn off the Keep Warm Mode. 
    After 5 mins, lightly crack the eggs with the back of a spoon. Filter out the chenpi and star anise. 
    Use a thermometer to ensure master stock is cooled down to 140°F (60°C). Place the unpeeled eggs in a small bowl, then fill the bowl with tea master stock to marinate for at least 6 hours.
  • Serve Instant Pot Tea Eggs: Once the eggs cool down to room temperature, place the eggs in the fridge. The eggs can be served cold or warm. 
    To reheat the eggs: bring the tea master stock (without eggs) to a boil. Turn off the heat and submerge the peeled eggs in the stock for roughly 30 - 45 seconds. Serve & enjoy~ :)


Marinate Time: The longer you marinate the tea eggs, the more flavors & aroma will be infused into the eggs.
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Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 79kcal


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.1mg