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

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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