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tea egg1

noun

tea ball ; also called infusion ball

Examples

I also have a tea egg spoon that opens and shuts with a spring.

tea egg2

noun

in Chinese cuisine, a slightly cracked egg hard-boiled in tea to produce a marbled effect

Examples

After the first boiling, when the insides are harder, the shell of each tea egg is lightly cracked without peeling. The eggs are boiled again for more flavor and color.

Word Origin

1920

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