Twisted Tea is an alcoholic beverage made with real brewed tea, natural flavors and a malt base made from beer. Boston Beer, the makers of this product began production in 2001 and marketed it as a “hard iced tea”. Its brand portfolio has since grown to include a number of flavored varieties, including a “half and half” variant designed to mimic an Arnold Palmer, and is primarily marketed in the American southeast.
Twisted Tea has some caffeine, but much less than a cup of coffee. A 12 oz. serving of Twisted Tea has about 30mg of caffeine. However, caffeine can mask the effects of alcohol, making you feel more alert or capable than you actually are. This can lead to the risk of consuming more alcohol than normal or engaging in dangerous behaviors.
How Much Alcohol Is In Twisted Tea?
Alcohol by volume (abbreviated as ABV, abv, or alc/vol) is a standard measure of how much alcohol (ethanol) is contained in a given volume of an alcoholic beverage (expressed as a volume percent).
- Twisted Tea Original Hard Ice Tea has an ABV of 5 percent and there are 440 calories in 1 can (24 ounce) of Twisted Tea Hard Ice Tea.
- Twisted Tea’s Half & Half flavor has an ABV of 5 percent and is estimated to have 215 calories in a 12-ounce serving.
- Twisted Tea Light has a slightly lower ABV of 4 percent and is estimated to have 109 calories in a 12-ounce serving.
Is Twisted Tea gluten free?
No, Twisted Tea is not gluten free since it’s made in a process similar to beer.
What allergens are in Twisted Tea?
Twisted Tea products do not contain ingredients or ingredients derived from milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts or soy. All Twisted Tea styles do contain gluten, however, given they are brewed in a process similar to beer.
If you have an allergy to tea, your symptoms may include: hives. tingling or itching sensation in the mouth. swelling of the lips, throat, tongue, or face.
Symptoms of an alcohol allergy include rashes, itchiness, swelling and severe stomach cramps. Allergy symptoms are often more painful and uncomfortable than alcohol intolerance symptoms. In rare cases, if untreated, an alcohol allergy can be life-threatening.
If you have any known allergy to any of these ingredients you should not take Twisted Tea products. A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system triggers an abnormal response to food. Symptoms of allergic reaction to a specific food range from sneezing and nasal congestion to anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening response that impairs breathing and sends the body into a state of shock.
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