Twisted Tea Nutrition Facts



Published: 12 May 2023

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Imagine Long Island Tea as a can drink – that’s Twisted Tea for you, the boozy iced tea that’s been all the rage lately. There are many types of tea, but this is truly one of a kind. Well, before you crack open your next can or bottle, there are a few things you should know about its nutritional content. Here are 10 twisted tea nutrition facts that might surprise you.

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Its alcoholic content: 5% ABV

A regular 12 oz. can of Twisted tea contains regular iced tea, multiple flavored ingredients, lemonade, and alcohol (5% of the volume), which is the same as a typical beer. The alcohol used in this tea is whiskey, which is why it is a malt-based beverage.

Though it may take a couple of cans or more to get you tipsy, the possibility of getting a hangover is still very real, especially if you are not a drinker yourself.

It is high in sugar: 24 g

Twisted Tea is not a low-sugar drink by any means. A 12-ounce serving contains 24 grams of sugar-sweetened with high fructose corn syrup, which is about as much as you’d get from a can of soda. While it provides the desired sweetness, Keep in mind that consuming excessive amounts can risk health issues such as weight gain and increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

It contains moderate amounts of carbohydrates: 24-30 g

Twisted Tea contains a moderate amount of carbohydrates, with most flavors containing around 24-30 grams per 12-ounce serving. The majority of these carbohydrates come from the corn syrup sweetener. Those with heart risks, we suggest drinking this in moderation.

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And that is why it is high in calories: 190-450 kcal

If you’re counting calories, you’ll want to keep an eye on how much Twisted Tea you’re drinking. A 12-ounce serving can contain up to 220 calories (depending on flavor), which is about as much as you’d get from a candy bar.

Here is a breakdown of the calories in each flavor:

  • Original: 194
  • Raspberry: 209
  • Peach: 220
  • Blueberry: 454

However, there is a way around this. If you are watching your diet, try the Light versions of their popular flavors. These Light options contain fewer calories (around 110-130 per 12-ounce serving) and carbohydrates (approximately 10-14 grams per serving ). Compared to their regular counterparts, these are much fewer in calories and carbs, but still full of flavor.

It has four different flavors.

Twisted Tea offers a wide range of flavors to suit different preferences. Some of their popular varieties include:

  • Half & Half: A blend of iced tea and lemonade
  • Raspberry: A fruity twist on the classic flavor, with the addition of raspberry flavoring
  • Peach: A juicy, peach-flavored tea, made with real peach juice
  • Blueberry: A refreshing blueberry-infused tea

It has zero fat and protein.

If you are one to keep tabs on your macros and micros, Twisted Tea has zero fat and protein content:

  • Calories from fat – 0 (0%)
  • Total fat 0 g – (0%)
  • Saturated fat – 0 g (0%)
  • Cholesterol – 0 mg (0%)
  • Protein 0 g – (0%)
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It has low sodium content: 5-10mg

This alcoholic tea beverage has a minimal sodium content, with most flavors containing around 5-10 milligrams per 12-ounce serving. This makes it a suitable choice if you are looking to reduce your sodium intake.

It is also low in caffeine: 5-10mg

If you need that slight energy boost, it does contain a small amount of caffeine. After all, Twisted Tea is made with real brewed tea. However, the caffeine content is minimal, typically around 5-10 milligrams per 12-ounce serving, which is significantly less than a standard 8 oz coffee.

It is generally low in minerals and vitamins.

Here is the breakdown of the minerals and vitamins in a 12 oz Twisted Tea:

  • Calcium – 2.6 mg
  • Iron – 0 mg (0%)
  • Potassium – 271 mg
  • Dietary Fibre – 0 mg (0%)
  • Vitamin C – 2.8 mg

It is gluten-free.

If you’re gluten-sensitive or have celiac disease, you’ll be happy to know that Twisted Tea is gluten-free. The brand ensures that its products do not contain any gluten-containing ingredients or come into contact with gluten during the production process.

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What else should you know about Twisted Tea?

It has limited-edition seasonal flavors. 

Twisted Tea occasionally releases limited-edition flavors based on seasonal ingredients or popular trends. These unique offerings add variety to their lineup and provide new taste experiences for fans of the brand.

There is a DIY option to mix and match.

If you like experimenting with flavors, Twisted Tea offers a Mixer product that allows you to create your own custom hard iced tea. This base contains alcohol and tea flavors, allowing you to mix in your choice of fruit juice, soda, or other mixers to create a personalized beverage.

Twisted Tea promotes social responsibility. 

Twisted Tea is committed to promoting responsible alcohol consumption and has initiated a Drink Responsibly Campaign. They encourage fans to enjoy their products in moderation and to never drink and drive.

There’s only one way to enjoy this tea: cold. 

Like most beverages, Twisted Tea is best enjoyed cold. Keep it in the fridge or pour it over ice for maximum refreshment. The refreshing taste of the tea and fruity flavors is enhanced when the beverage is chilled.