Calories in different types of tea and herbal!? Although tea itself has almost no calories, popularly added ingredients like milk and sugar may considerably increase its calorie count. Here are some widely consumed teas, along with their estimated number of calories.
Green, black, oolong, and white teas
These four teas come from the Camellia sinensis plant, with their main being the extent to which their leaves are fermented, if at all.
When prepared only with hot water, their calorie count is as low as 2–3 calories per 240-ml cup.
Yet, as sugar and honey are the most common ways to sweeten these teas, sprinkling in just 1 teaspoon (4 grams) of sugar adds 16 calories to your drink, while 1 tablespoon (21 grams) of honey adds 21 calories.
Herbal teas are infusions made by brewing herbs, dried fruit, leaves, flowers, or buds from plants other than Camellia sinensis.
Some popular herbal teas include chamomile, peppermint, lavender, rooibos, and hibiscus, which are renowned for their therapeutic properties.
Like traditional teas, their calorie contents are considered insignificant. Some, such as hibiscus tea even boast no calories at all. Still, if you add sweeteners or dairy, the number of calories increases.
Photo taken in Tasmania Tea Farm @tassiegreent