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Colored eggs aren't just for Easter baskets anymore – in fact, this concept is a variation on the Chinese “tea egg,” which the food and travel bloggers at Pig Pig's Corner originally prepared as a Chinese New Year dish. But seeing the spidery network of veins and blood-red color of these eggs, we can't help but imagine how cool they'd look at a Halloween party.
Tea eggs are a very popular snack in China, where they are traditionally a symbol of fertility. The shells of boiled eggs are cracked, then simmered in tea or other dark solutions to get their unique marbled look. For this batch, the writers used red wine lees (a fermented combination of Fuzhou red wine and glutinous rice) to achieve the blood-red color.