- In a large saucepan place the eggs. Pour enough water to cover the eggs then boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain then let it cool.
- Once eggs are cool, lightly tap the eggs around so it will have small crack. Do not peel.
- In the same saucepan place cracked eggs together with 3 cups water, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, salt, tea leaves, star anise, cinnamon stick, and lemon zest. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Let it cool then place eggs with its liquid in a container. Fridge for at least two days prior to serving.