Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 150ml dark soy
  • 2 star anise
  • 3 tbsp black oolong tea
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp Sichuan peppercorns
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 strips of orange peel

Steps

  1. Boil the eggs in a saucepan for 5 minutes, remove and plunge them straight into cold water.
  2. Crack the shells.
  3. Place the eggs back into the pan of hot water, add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes on a low heat.
  4. Leave the eggs off the heat in the liquid for 5 hours or overnight if you can.