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

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.

Tea prepared with two packets of sugar is a sweet beverage. Credit: arkstart/iStock/Getty Images


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.


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.

Load Comments

Copyright © 2019 Leaf Group Ltd. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the LIVESTRONG.COM Terms of Use , Privacy Policy and Copyright Policy . The material appearing on LIVESTRONG.COM is for educational use only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. The LIVESTRONG Foundation and LIVESTRONG.COM do not endorse any of the products or services that are advertised on the web site. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web site-many of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.