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How Much Caffeine is in Lipton Iced Tea? 2024 Breakdown


If you love drinking Lipton Tea, you may be wondering, “Does Lipton tea have caffeine?” A 20 oz. bottle of Lipton iced tea only contains 25 mg of caffeine. That is a pretty low amount considering the average cup of coffee has 70-140 mg. of caffeine. However, other Lipton products, including their tea bags, contain considerably more than the bottled kind. Continue reading to learn more about the caffeine content of Lipton Iced Tea.

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Does Lipton Iced Tea Have Caffeine?

The bags of Lipton black tea have the most caffeine of all the Lipton products. The Lipton Black Tea caffeine content in a brewed 20 oz. cup is nearly 140 mg of caffeine! That’s an incredibly high amount for tea that’s almost comparable with coffee.

If you’re looking for a caffeine-free cup of tea, one of Lipton’s herbal blends might be the brew for you. They’re not listed here because purely herbal tea (not a green or black tea blend) typically is caffeine-free. Examples include most medicinal teas and botanical teas such as hibiscus. Here’s a quick look at how other Lipton products stack up.

Lipton Bottled Iced Tea Products Caffeine per 20 fl. oz.
Southern Sweetened Bottled Iced Tea 25 mg
Lemon Bottled Iced Tea 25 mg
Peach Bottled Iced Tea 24 mg
Berry Bottled Iced Tea 24 mg
Green Tea Citrus Bottled Iced Tea 26 mg
Diet Green Tea Citrus Bottled Iced Tea 26 mg
Zero Sugar Lemon Bottled Iced Tea 20 mg
Mango Bottled Iced Tea 20 mg

Lipton Tea Bags Caffeine per Tea Bag
Black Tea 55 mg
Orange Passionfruit Jasmine Green Tea 28-38 mg
Matcha Green Tea & Ginger 28-38 mg
Purple Acai Blueberry Green Tea 28-38 mg
Mandarin Orange Green Tea 45 mg
Cranberry Pomegranate Green Tea 28-38 mg
Peach Paradise Green Tea 28-38 mg
Iced Black Peach Tea 38-45 mg
Green Tea with Mint 28-38 mg
Iced Southern Sweet Tea 40 mg

There were a few Lipton drinks with an unknown amount of caffeine, such as their Matcha Green Tea. We didn’t list those drinks here since we don’t know how much caffeine they have.

How Does Lipton Iced Tea Compare to Other Caffeinated Beverages?

A 20 oz. bottle of Lipton iced tea contains 25 mg of caffeine. Unfortunately, other caffeinated beverages such as coffee aren’t nearly so neat and uniform. The amount of caffeine depends on the brand, method, and brew. An 8 oz. cup of coffee brewed at home ranges between 70 and 140 mg of caffeine. A cup the size of a bottled Lipton iced tea would have 175-350 mg of caffeine!

Coffee tends to contain more caffeine at cafes than your typical home brew. For example, Starbucks is the caffeine queen. A 20 oz. black coffee contains a whopping 450 mg of caffeine! Even their decaf contains residual caffeine that can add up to 40 mg in a large cup.

Of course, energy drinks contain a ton of caffeine, averaging 80 mg in an 8 oz. serving. Soft drinks often include artificially added caffeine, but typically don’t feature a lot. The average amount of caffeine in a soft drink is 25-40 mg per 8 fl. oz., which isn’t much but is still more than your bottle of Lipton iced tea.

What Is the Daily Recommended Amount of Caffeine?

In addition to boosting your productivity, caffeine may be beneficial to your health. However, every good thing has its limits. According to the FDA, the average adult should limit their caffeine intake to 400 mg per day or less depending on their overall health. Minors, seniors, and pregnant women are often advised to limit their consumption less, or even avoid it altogether.

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Bottled Lipton teas provide just enough caffeine to give you a little boost, but not enough to send you flying off the walls. If you want a little more kick to your cup, you might want to make your own Lipton iced tea because their tea bags are more concentrated. Alternatively, you could try coffee or buy an energy drink. The FDA recommends that the average adult consumes no more than 400 mg per day, perhaps less due to medical reasons or age. Lipton iced tea is a good choice if you’re curbing back your caffeine intake.

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If there's a pencil and paper on her desk, Brooke Bundy has a cup of coffee (or tea) in her hand. Brooke worked in a coffee shop for three years while she finished her Bachelor's degree in Media Studies, and studied to be a writer. She met her future husband in the coffee shop where he lingered too long over deep conversations and dark roast coffee. Now they're happily married in New Orleans, LA, where they spend their free time exploring parks and cafes with their dog Tuggles.

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