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Carambola Iced Tea Cooler Recipe

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Carambola Iced Tea Cooler is a refreshing tropical iced tea recipe made with fresh carambola juice. This tropical flavored iced tea recipe is a great way to use fresh star fruit. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
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Total Time 20 mins
Course Beverages, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 84 kcal


  • 3 cups water
  • 3 bags black tea bags
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 large fresh carambola fruits star fruit, trimmed and seeded (about 3 cups of sliced carambola)
  • extra carambola slices and mint for garnish optional
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  • Bring the three cups of water to a boil in a medium pot. Drop the black tea bags into the boiling water and boil for 2 minutes. 
  • Remove the pot from the burner and steep for 5 minutes. 
  • Remove the tea bags from the pot after 5 minutes and stir the sugar (if using) into the hot tea until dissolved. Allow the tea to cool to room temperature. Refrigerate it to speed up the cooling process if needed. 
  • While the black tea is cooling trim the edged off the star fruit points if it is green or bruised.
  • Slice each trimmed carambola  into star shapes. Use the tip of your knife to pop the seeds out of each slice. Three large starfruit will give you about three cups of carambola slices.
  • Place the sliced carambola into a blender or food processor. Process the carambola slices about one minute in the blender until the pulp is liquefied. 
  • Pour the thick carambola juice through a fine mesh strainer placed over a bowl. 
  • Strain all the juice from the pulp.
  • Fill a large pitcher with ice. Pour the strained carambola juice into the pitcher. Fill the pitcher with the black tea. Stir and serve over ice.
  • Serve over ice and garnish the glass with slices of star fruit.



Serving: 1Glass over Ice | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword Carambola Iced Tea, carambola juice, Carambola Recipe, Fruit Flavored Iced Tea, fruity iced tea, Star Fruit recipe
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