It’s summer and that means a trip to the OC Fair! My family looks forward to our annual visit which is full of carnival rides, cute farm animals food and more food! I look for ways to save money since all the rides, games, foods and drinks can be costly for families. I usually pack snacks and bottled water and juice boxes to keep our costs down. This time around I wanted to get creative and enjoy another sweet beverage as Juice boxes aren’t necessarily “parent” friendly. My husband and I both love iced and I thought that Lemon Ice Tea would be a delicious on the go summer drink. I decided to head to Walmart to check out their herbal tea selection.
I recently enjoyed Bigelow’s Green Tea with Pomegranate at my friend’s place. This made my decision process easy as Walmart has a wide selection of teas. I stuck with Bigelow again and selected Green Tea for our ice tea. Green tea is calming and has a rich taste. I also purchased a box of Assorted Herb Teas by Bigelow. It’s always a good idea to have tea on hand to enjoy before bed or to sooth a sore throat. BTW, It’s inevitable that you buy more than you planned on when you stop at Walmart. My daughter is going to summer camp. We picked up snacks, drinks and lunches for camp. We also got a jump start on back to school supplies. The roll back prices were fabulous! Check out my shopping trip to Walmart here!
Ok, back to my on-the-go Lemon Iced Tea! The drink is super easy to make. Here is my lemon iced tea recipe. I’m sure there are different methods but this worked for me!
- 8 cups of water
- 6 tea bags
- Granulated Sugar (I measured by taste)
- Glass Container (or something that can handle hot temps)
I added sugar to a glass pitcher. I simmered 8 cups of water for a few minutes. Then I removed the tags and tied the tea bags together (tying them together make for easy removal) and placed them into a tall glass pitcher. Next I poured the simmered water over the tea bags and steeped the tea for about 4-5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and let the ice tea cool to room temperature. I refrigerated the tea over night and added sliced lemons in the morning. Add more sugar to your desired sweetness. Viola!
I must say that I was very proud of myself. The tea was really tasty! I filled up a CamelBak bottle with ice and my ice tea. We packed the drinks in an insulated bag and we were off.
The drink was just right for our warm visit to the fair. It was thirst-quenching and paired up perfectly with our fair food!
Check out this E-Guide full of great Summer ideas!