Introduction: Nice Speckled Easter Eggs With Natural Dye - Tea
Dying eggs with things you have around the house it fun and easy.
- Tea or teabags
- Pot (preferably stainless steel)
- oil (olive oil is good)
- paper towel
- Optionally vinegar
Step 1: Preparing
Add your eggs to a pot to make only 1 layer.
Add 1 teabag per cup of water or 250 ml.
Add water to the pot to cover eggs and at least 1/2 inch or 2.5 cm above the eggs.
Step 2: Dying the Eggs
Bring the water to a boil, then turn down to a simmer for at least 12 minutes.
Step 3: The Results
Once the eggs are done simmering, carefully remove the eggs.
This will reveal the results. I really like the speckling.
Step 4: Final Touches
To give the eggs a sheen and to help perverse the eggs longer, I gave them a light coat of oil.
Once the eggs have cooled.
Add a little oil to a paper towel and spread it around on the center of the paper towel.
Now put the egg on the paper towel and lightly coat the egg with oil.
Step 5: The Final Results
The eggs came out a love light tan with speckles.
Using a couple of teaspoons of vinegar, before you boil the eggs may result in a darker color. Also letting the eggs rest in the dye, should result in a darker color. But I am very happy with the way these turned out.
Some other colors you can get:
- Pink - avocados, beets
- Blue - red cabbage, blueberries, grape juice
- Yellow - turmeric, carrot tops, dandelion flowers, yellow onion (not skins), goldenrod flowers.
- Orange - turmeric
- Red - yellow onion skins
- Green - red cabbage and turmeric, red cabbage with little vinegar, spinach (without vinegar)
- Brown - fiddlehead (fern), leaves, acorns, hickory nuts, coffee, tea, ...
- Gray - black cherry juice