With all the unnecessary chemicals contaminating our food these days, why not use tea as an all-natural alternative to color your eggs this Easter? Here are some basic preparation tips and a few options to get your eggs colored to the desired hue:
You will need:
6-12 hard boiled eggs
1 Tbsp vinegar for each dye color
1 cup of strongly steeped tea (2 Tbsp or 2 sachets)
- Matcha Tea & Eisai’s Choice Sencha = Light Green
- Rosehips & Hibiscus = Gunmetal Grey
- Chamomile & Tumeric = Yellow
- Pu-erh Tea = Brown
- Rose Petals & Maqui Berries = Blue
- Italian Blood Orange Rooibos = Orange
Steep 2 heaping tablespoons of your tea or botanical of choice in 8oz
boiling water for 8-10 min or until a deep rich color brews. Strain brewed concoction into a vessel for dying the eggs. Stir in 1 Tbsp vinegar, add eggs to the mixture and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until eggs have reached their desired hues. Remove eggs carefully with tongs or a large spoon and set aside to dry.
We hope you have fun with this! We sure did!