Instant Tea

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Instant tea is made by mixing powdered tea with water.

There are several brands of instant tea available and the above caffeine amount reflects the average that should be expected from one teaspoon of unsweetened tea powder mixed with 8 floz of water. 

Caffeine in Varieties of Instant Tea

  1. Sweetened with sugar : 8 mg/tsp
  2. Unsweetened with lemon: 25 mg/tsp
  3. Artificially sweetened with lemon: 18mg/tsp
  4. Decaffeinated: .5 mg/tsp
  5. Decaffeinated with lemon: .5 mg/tsp

Popular brands of Instant Tea

Instant Tea can vary in caffeine content due to variations in the tea leves used and brands that mix fruit flavors and sugars will also vary. 

Ingredients in Tea (Instant)

Instant Tea Powder, Maltodextrin.

Compared to Other Items

Instant Tea contains 5.00 mg of caffeine per fl oz (16.91 mg per 100 ml). A 8 fl oz cup has a total of 40 mg of caffeine.

Total Caffeine (mg)


From the USDA database and
Other references. Last updated on 5 Mar 2021.
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