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Make Iced Tea When Traveling

I take students to a yearly school related competition in different parts of the country, and we usually travel on a shoestring. Recently I discovered a way to save some money on the bottled drinks that are so expensive when staying in major hotels and buying them in the gift shop or coffee shop.

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In the evening, after the day's events are over, I make hot water in the coffee pot, then steep a hotel tea bag in a tall hotel cup, sweetened with hotel sugar or sweetener. I then transfer the tea to a plastic bottle from a previously purchased drink or to a travel mug with a lid. I put the tea in the fridge if there is one or overnight in an ice bucket.

The next day, after I have had my hotel coffee in my room, I grab my tea and head for the meetings or events we are scheduled to attend. I have shared this tip with the students also!

By G Dries from Bear DE

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August 15, 20110 found this helpful

This is a trick that we have used for years. We also brew tea before we leave home, put it in a HiC container and keep it cold in a cooler. We drink it all day long. This saves so much money. Great thoughts.

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August 15, 20110 found this helpful

I do the same thing with the coffee they supply with the coffee pot. I brew the coffee, mix in the sweetener & cream, then pour it over a big to-go mug of ice to take with me when I leave.

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