Warm weather is finally on its way, and with it comes Easter! This year, add a fun twist to your Easter egg hunt by dyeing your eggs with tea. Tea-dyeing eggs is a great activity for kids to enjoy, and it's simple to do. All you need is some basic ingredients you likely have on hand - boiled eggs, tea, vinegar, and water. With a little bit of patience, the result is beautifully and naturally dyed eggs in soft shades of pink, green, blue and more. Here's all you need to know to make tea-dyed Easter eggs to brighten your Easter Sunday.
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Try making this recipe with some of our favorite colorful teas:
TEA-DYED EASTER EGGS
Makes one batch of dye // Steep Time: 4 hours // Active Time: 5 minutes
- Black Tea: Reddish brown
- Rooibos Tea: Pale orange
- Saffron: Bright orange
- Chamomile: Light yellow
- Turmeric: Bright yellow
- Matcha: Grassy green
- Butterfly Pea Flower: Blue to purple
- Blueberry Tea: Dusty blue
- Hibiscus: Gray to black
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1-2 tbsps loose leaf tea or 4 tea bags
- 1 tbsp white vinegar
- 3 hard-boiled white eggs
- Containers for steeping eggs (We recommend using plastic bowls or Mason jars).
Heat 2 cups of water to boiling and steep your tea. No need to worry about over-steeping for this recipe - a stronger tea ensures a stronger hue. Let your tea leaves steep until the water cools to room temperature.
Next, stir in the teaspoon of white vinegar. The white vinegar alters the pH of the tea-dye, which allows the colors to "stick" on the eggs.
Transfer eggs to a container with a lid and pour the tea mixture over the eggs until covered completely. Cover the egg and tea solution.
Place the container in the refrigerator and let the eggs soak in the tea dye for at least 4 hours, or overnight. Leaving the eggs to absorb the color overnight will result in deeper, richer color, while a 4 hour soak will create lighter pastel shades.
Once the Easter eggs are dyed to the desired color, remove them from the container and place them on paper towels to dry. After they dry completely, enjoy your beautiful tea-dyed eggs!
Optional Tip: Add a teaspoon of alum powder, a pickling agent you can find at your local grocery store, for a more vibrant dye.
EASTER TEA SHOP
Jump into spring with our Easter Tea Shop! Take in the scent of blooming flowers with aromatic floral blends, or celebrate the season with sweet dessert teas. These teas are perfect for sipping alone or throwing a tea party with friends and loved ones. Hot or iced, enjoy a cup overflowing with the joy of springtime. Hunt for your new favorite Easter teas today!
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