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Dying Easter Eggs – Au Naturale

We can’t fight it. Nowadays, natural is in. So I decided to take an old Easter tradition back to the good old days and dye them using tea bags. This is a process that my great grandma used to use. It is fun, easy, and it gives your Easter eggs that very natural look that is all the rage. 

All you need to do this is a pot, eggs, water, vinegar and tea varieties of your choice. I used passion fruit, blueberry and chai tea. 

To make the eggs:

Place the eggs in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Add 2 TBSP of vinegar and a 2-3 tea bags. Allow to boil for 10 minutes. Turn the eggs every once in a while to make sure the color sets in evenly. Remove from water and place on a drying rack. 

The chai tea turned out to have the boldest color and the passion fruit and blueberry gave the eggs a purplish-gray color. These eggs would be great for a centerpiece for Easter brunch or outside for an easter egg hunt!

Rumor has it that you can use other household kitchen items, such as spinach, different spices and onion skins. I have yet to try this. If you’ve tried it, please share with us, or share any of your other fun Easter traditions!

Have a blessed Easter!

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