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How Many Calories Are in a Cup of Tea With Two Sugars?

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author image Nicki Wolf
Nicki Wolf has been writing health and human interest articles since 1986. Her work has been published at various cooking and nutrition websites. Wolf has an extensive background in medical/nutrition writing and online content development in the nonprofit arena. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Temple University.
How Many Calories Are in a Cup of Tea With Two Sugars?
Tea prepared with two packets of sugar is a sweet beverage. Photo Credit arkstart/iStock/Getty Images

A cup of tea provides a hot pick-me-up during a break, and many people prepare their tea with one or two packets of sugar to add sweetness. The calories in this beverage may contribute toward your daily nutritional requirements.

Calories

An 8-oz. cup for tea prepared with two packets of sugar contains 32 calories. This accounts for 1 to 2 percent of the calories you would consume in a day if you are following a 2,000-calorie diet.

Nutrients

Almost all of the calories in a cup of tea with two sugars come from carbohydrates. One serving contains 8 g of this nutrient, or 7 percent of the 130 g recommended by the Institute of Medicine for daily consumption. This portion of tea also provides you with 88 mg of potassium and 7 mg of sodium.

Fun Fact

According to the CalorieKing website, you may burn off the calories in a serving of tea with two sugars by walking for nine minutes, riding your bicycle for five minutes, jogging for three minutes or swimming for two minutes.

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