tea egg

Main Entry:  tea egg1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  tea ball; also called infusion ball
Example:  I also have a tea egg spoon that opens and shuts with a spring.
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Main Entry:  tea egg2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in Chinese cuisine, a slightly cracked egg hard-boiled in tea to produce a marbled effect
Example:  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.
Etymology:  1920
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