Recipe courtesy of Ralph "Sonny" Aloisio

Star Tea

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 quart water

1 family-sized tea bag

1/2 cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until the sugar dissolves; cool)

6 slices carambola (also referred to as star fruit)

3 tablespoons sugar



  1. Bring 1 quart of water to a boil over medium heat. Put the tea bag in the water, then turn off the heat and let the tea steep until cooled. Mix 1/2 cup simple syrup with the tea and add it to a mason jar or other type of jar. Saute the carambola fruit in a pan with the sugar on a side burner of the grill. When the fruit has caramelized remove it and add it to the jar with the tea. Pour over ice and use 1 piece of fruit for each glass as a garnish.