Does Snapple Tea Have Caffeine? (Find Out How Much)

I have loved Snapple juice drinks ever since I was a kid. It still gives me a warm sense of nostalgia to pick up a bottle with my summer picnic or while out shopping.

I adore their teas but as someone trying to cap their daily caffeine intake, I can't help but wonder: does Snapple have caffeine?

Settle in and crack open a refreshing bottle as I break down the facts behind the caffeine content of Snapple Iced Tea.

Trace amounts of caffeine are in standard and diet Snapple tea, naturally occurring from the use of real black tea leaves - and green tea leaves in one instance.[1]

Overall, there is a range of 17-38 mg of caffeine per 16 fl oz, with the Half N’Half Lemonade Iced Tea having the least caffeine and Zero Sugar Peach Tea Zero Sugar Raspberry Tea just edging their way to the top.

There is currently no decaffeinated tea or caffeine-free line of Snapple brand teas.

If you are watching your caffeine content intake, I recommend limiting your daily Snapple tea plastic bottles or choosing other Snapple products, like juices, instead.[2]

Perhaps Snapple will launch a decaffeinated variety or an all-natural Snapple line in the future.

Product

Size (fl oz)

Tea Caffeine (mg)

Snapple Peach Tea

16

37

Snapple Zero Sugar Peach Tea

16

38

Snapple Lemon Tea

16

37

Snapple Zero Sugar Lemon Tea

16

37

Snapple Raspberry Tea

16

37

Snapple Zero Sugar Raspberry Tea

16

38

Snapple Honey Sweet Tea

16

18

Snapple Half n’ Half Lemonade Iced Tea

16

17

Snapple Zero Sugar Half n’ Half Snapple Lemonade Iced Tea

16

22

Snapple Zero Sugar Takes 2 To Mango Tea

16

37

Snapple Zero Sugar Trop-A-Rocka Tea

16

37

Snapple Green Tea

16

23

As you can see, it is unlikely that a couple of Snapple lemon tea drinks will push you over the 400 mg daily caffeine limit.[3]

Now that we know that standard and zero-sugar Snapple flavors are lightly caffeinated beverages let's break down their ingredients and nutritional information.

Spoiler alert: they do not vary all that much.

Snapple Peach Tea

Ingredients

Just what goes into making that Snapple peach tea flavor taste so good? You can find the following ingredients in the peach tea:

  • Filtered water
  • Sugar
  • Citric acid (to boost acidity and flavor while preserving the ingredients)[4]
  • Tea leaves (black)
  • Natural Flavors (peach)

These simple ingredients are what create that refreshing sweetness I adore.

Nutrition Facts

In terms of nutrition, a Snapple peach tea has the following on its label:

  • Calories - 160
  • Fat - 0g
  • Sodium - 10 mg
  • Carbs - 40g
  • Sugars - 40g
  • Protein - 0g

If you are drinking to avoid drinking unnecessary amounts of sugar, it may be best to drink this Snapple Peach Tea in moderation.

Snapple Peach Tea

Zero Sugar Snapple Peach Tea

Ingredients

When it comes to ingredients, the Zero Sugar version differs slightly from the standard Snapple peach tea:

  • Filtered water
  • Citric acid
  • Tea (black leaves)
  • Aspartame (low-calorie sweetener)[5]
  • Potassium citrate (gives a balanced tart flavor)[6]
  • Natural flavors (peach)
  • Malic acid (enhances the fruit flavor)

These ingredients are what gives the drink its low-calorie zero sugar name.

Nutrition Facts

There is also a difference between the two types of peach tea when it comes to nutrition:

  • Calories - 10
  • Potassium - 90 mg
  • Protein - 0g
  • Carbs - 1g
  • Sodium - 15 mg
  • Fat - 0g
Zero Sugar Snapple Peach Tea

Snapple Lemon Tea

Ingredients

When it comes to ingredients, the Snapple lemon tea is almost the same as the peach tea. The biggest difference between them is the naturally flavored part, which is lemon (of course).

Nutrition Facts

Regarding nutrition, there are a few key differences between Lemon and Peach.

  • Calories - 150
  • Carbs - 37g
  • Sugars - 36g

If you are looking to cut calories, carbs, and sugars, the lemon just edges out the peach.

Snapple Lemon Tea

Zero Sugar Snapple Lemon Tea

Ingredients

In terms of ingredients, the Zero Sugar Lemon is also almost the same as the Zero Sugar Peach, except it is missing the malic acid.

Nutrition Facts

Another tale of slight differences on the lemon tea nutrition label; the only difference is that the Zero Sugar Lemon has 5 calories instead of 10.

Zero Sugar Snapple Lemon Tea

Snapple Raspberry Tea

Snapple’s Raspberry Tea follows the same basic formula as the standard teas, except the natural flavor is raspberry.

In terms of its nutrition, it is also exactly the same as the standard lemon, calories and all.

Snapple Raspberry Tea

Zero Sugar Snapple Raspberry Tea

Just like the previous Zero Sugar entrants on this list, the Zero Sugar Raspberry tea follows the standard ingredients listed for the Peach. It has the same nutritional values as the Lemon.

Zero Sugar Snapple Raspberry Tea

Snapple Honey Sweet Tea

Ingredients

The Honey Sweet Tea shakes things up by adding - you guessed it - honey. Besides that, its ingredients list is the same as the other standard flavors on this list.

Nutrition Facts

The nutrition of the Honey Sweet Tea is very similar to other flavors:

  • Calories - 160
  • Fat - 0g
  • Sodium - 15 mg
  • Carbs - 41g
  • Sugars - 40g
  • Protein - 0g
Snapple Honey Sweet Tea

Snapple Half n’ Half Lemonade Iced Tea

Ingredients

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the Half n’ Half flavor when I stole a sip from my partner. The Peach is still my top favorite on this list, but this is a unique option.

The big difference in ingredients lies in the clarified lemon juice concentrate, which sells the lemonade taste.

Nutrition Facts

There is a jump in both calories and carbs in the standard Half n' Half as well as a drop in the caffeine content.

  • Calories - 210
  • Protein - 0g
  • Sugars - 51g
  • Carbs - 51g
  • Sodium - 10mg
  • Fat - 0g

Maybe skip this one if you are cutting down on sugar or carbs.

Snapple Half n Half Lemonade Iced Tea

Snapple Zero Sugar Half n’ Half Lemonade Iced Tea

Ingredients

The Zero Sugar Half n’ Half Iced Lemonade Tea flavor also has some key differences when it comes to the ingredients.

  • Filtered water
  • Clarified lemon juice concentrate
  • Citric acid
  • Natural flavors
  • Tea
  • Potassium Citrate
  • Sucralose (artificial sweetener)[7]
  • Acesulfame (for a smooth texture)[8]
  • Potassium

These new ingredients help to balance flavors and reduce calories.

Nutrition Facts

The nutritional information for the Zero Sugar Half n’ Half Iced Lemonade Tea is also similar to others on this list. It features:

  • Calories - 10
  • Potassium - 90 mg
  • Protein - 0g
  • Carbs - 1g
  • Sodium - 15 mg
  • Fat - 0g
Snapple Zero Sugar Half n Half Lemonade Iced Tea

Snapple Zero Sugar Takes 2 To Mango Tea

The Mango Tea is another favorite flavor of mine and features almost the same ingredients as the Zero Sugar Half n’ Half Iced Lemonade Tea.

In terms of nutritional information, the Mango Tea has only five calories and more potassium than the Zero Sugar Half n’ Half.

Snapple Zero Sugar Takes 2 To Mango Tea

Snapple Zero Sugar Trop-A-Rocka Tea

The Zero Sugar Trop-A-Rocka is a fan favorite with almost the same ingredients and nutritional information as the Zero Sugar Peach.

Snapple Zero Sugar Trop-A-Rocka Tea

Snapple Green Tea

Ingredients

A 16 fl oz bottle of Snapple Green Tea has the following ingredients:

  • Filtered water
  • Sugar
  • Acerola fruit extract
  • Green tea
  • Citric acid
  • Natural flavors

Nutrition Facts

If you are watching your nutrition and caffeine, the green tea is also a good choice as it has the following:

  • Calories - 120
  • Carbs - 31g
  • Sugars - 30g

It also has one of the lowest caffeine content levels at 23 mg of caffeine.

Snapple Green Tea

Is Snapple Actually Tea Healthy? (The Truth Revealed!)

Whether Snapple tea is healthy depends on what angle you tackle the question from.

It is a gluten-free and fat-free drink, but it also has a high amount of processed and artificial sugars. It is low-caffeine but also has artificial elements.

Snapple tea also comes in plastic bottles, which is not healthy for the environment.

Everyone is different, and so are their health needs; if you are unsure whether Snapple is healthy for you to drink, consult with your doctor before drinking.

As with everything in life, moderation is key.


Caffeine In Snapple Tea Vs. Other Iced Tea Brands

Now that we know the caffeine level of a Snapple Tea varies from 17-38 mg of caffeine per 16 fl oz, how does it compare with other iced tea titans?

Brand and Flavor

Size (fl oz)

Caffeine (mg)

Arizona Lemon Tea

16

30

Gold Peak Peach Tea

18.9

30

Pure Leaf Lemon Tea

18.5

12

Fuze Lemon Tea

12

12

Tazo Awake

12

70

Turkey Hill Peach Tea

18.5

69

Storing Snapple Peach Tea on shelf

Frequently Asked Snapple Tea Questions

Does Snapple use real tea?

Yes, Snapple does use real black and green tea leaves in its drinks.

Did Snapple discontinue their diet teas?

Like many other brands, Snapple has switched the name of their diet teas to Zero Sugar to keep up with modern health trends.

How should Snapple tea be stored?

Unopened Snapple tea should be stored in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. Once opened, you can store it in the fridge for up to three days.

Can Snapple tea be used in cocktails?

Snapple tea can be used in cocktails - you can find plenty of iced tea cocktail recipes online. Get creative and find what works for you.


Conclusion

Snapple is a beloved brand with a great range of teas.

With such low caffeine levels from their natural tea leaves, having one or two a day will not push you over the recommended daily caffeine limit.

I highly recommend having one when you need a gentle afternoon pick-me-up.

References:

1. https://www.snapple.com/products/filter/tea
2. https://www.snapple.com/products/filter/juice
3. https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/spilling-beans-how-much-caffeine-too-much#:~:text=For%20healthy%20adults%2C%20the%20FDA,it%20(break%20it%20down).
4. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/citric-acid#:~:text=It's%20used%20to%20boost%20acidity,often%20contain%20manufactured%20citric%20acid.
5.https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/topics/topic/aspartame#:~:text=Aspartame%20is%20an%20intense%2C%20low,200%20times%20sweeter%20than%20sugar.
6. https://www.thekidneydietitian.org/potassium-citrate-in-food-drinks/
7. https://foodinsight.org/everything-you-need-to-know-about-sucralose/
8. https://foodinsight.org/everything-you-need-to-know-about-acesulfame-potassium/

Chloe Page

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Chloe Page
A lifelong mocha fan, Chloe is an award-winning writer with over eight years’ experience weaving words. Her journey in the coffee industry is highlighted by extensive research and interviews with coffee experts. In her moments of relaxation, you'll often find her sipping on Bird and Blend tea, thoughtfully scribbling in her notebook.

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