Instant Pot Tea Egg (Marble Egg)

Instant Pot Tea Egg (Marble Egg)

By Caroline Wang

Instant Pot Tea Egg aka Marble Egg


  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 Table Spoons of Tea leaves (Any tea that you like)
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Table Spoon of Sugar (Prefer brown sugar)
  • 1 Tea Spoon of salt
  • ¼ cub of soy sauce
  • 8 cubs of water (add more to cover the egg)


  1. Precook hard boiled eggs (Use either instant pot or regular pot)
  2. Tap the eggs with the back of the spoon to crack the egg, but keep the shell on.
  3. Add water, soy sauce, star spice, tea leaves, Cinnamon, sugar, and salt in the instant pot
  4. Add cracked eggs
  5. Set instant pot setting to slow cook with low temperature.slow cook
  6. Wait until natural pressure release
  7. Keep the eggs in the pot for half a day for stronger flavor


Tea Egg is one of the street foods in Chinese cultural. When I was a little girl in Taiwan. This was the snack that people could get at movie theater. Just like people get popcorn at movie theater. But now they can buy it at convenience store.

Usually it takes a long time to cook the tea eggs. But the instant pot made it easy. I can make it anytime I want.

About the Author

Caroline WangCaroline Wang is an award-winning watercolor artist; a NASA retired Engineer and researcher. She believes all innovations are created from inspiration and passion. Caroline says that writers use writing to express their feelings; but Artists use painting to express their feelings. 

But what got her into cooking? Read full story here.

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