Kappa Tea

by Jessica on June 21, 2008

This is, without a doubt, the best iced tea in the world. Period.

Last October, I was one of thirteen bridesmaids (yes, thirteen) at my best friend’s wedding in Alabama. The reception was in the backyard of her gorgeous childhood home and her mother served this tea.¬†All night long, you couldn’t find me without a glass of this in my hand. It was literally all I had. I didn’t even eat a piece of wedding cake…

Mama D says that this tea is referred to as “Kappa” Tea because it’s served at the annual Kappa meeting in Montgomery, AL. Being an EK, I’ve never been, so I’m not 100% positive this is the reason. What I do know, is that I never want regular tea again.

Kappa Tea

Kappa Tea
Source: Mama D

Yields: 20-25 servings

1 gallon spring water
4 family-size tea bags
2-2/3 c sugar
1 handful fresh mint
1 c fresh lemon juice
1-1/2 c orange juice
1 ltr bottle ginger ale

Boil water. Pour over tea bags and let stand for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and add mint & sugar. When cool, add lemon & orange juices. Just before serving, add ginger ale. Pour over crushed ice and garnish with mint leaves.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jaime June 21, 2008 at 9:25 pm

this looks so refreshing and sounds great! i wonder if it is sweet enough for my taste though, as i love sweet tea ;)

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2 Erin June 21, 2008 at 10:31 pm

This looks great! The perfect summer drink! I’ll have to give this a try sometime.

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3 Amy (Sing for your supper) June 22, 2008 at 1:38 pm

Recipe saved!! Can’t wait to try this one!!

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4 katie102006 June 23, 2008 at 9:08 am

STARRING THIS! Looks and sounds absolutely delicious!

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5 Jacki June 23, 2008 at 8:19 pm

Why is it called Kappa Tea? I definitely plan on trying this!

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6 Tarah June 24, 2008 at 8:36 am

Looks great!

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7 Christine June 26, 2008 at 4:28 pm

Looks delicious!

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