This is, without a doubt, the best iced tea in the world.
Last October, I was one of thirteen bridesmaids (yes, thirteen) at my best friend’s Alabama wedding. The reception was in her parent’s enormous backyard and her mother served this tea. All night long, you couldn’t find me without a glass of this in my hand!
F.D. told me 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.
Source: F.D. (Auburn Alum!)
1 gallon 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 liter 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 ice* and garnish with mint leaves.
*One more thing, it’s best when served over crushed ice (like the kind you get at Sonic!)!!