Is Peace Tea An Energy Drink

First launched in 2009, Peace Tea is a brand of assorted iced tea beverages produced by The Coca-Cola Company for the Canadian and US markets! Peace Tea is happy and refreshing and comes in a wide variety of flavors to suit any taste.

Peace Iced Tea was originally produced by the Monster Beverage Company. Peace Tea contains no artificial flavors or coloring, although it does contain an artificial sweetener, sucralose. The only flavor not to include sucralose was the Unsweetened Tea (also branded as High Tea). Peace tea is served in 23 oz cans in the United States and 695 mL cans in Canada.


How many flavors does Peace Tea come in?

Peace Tea come in 13 flavors namely:

  • Razzleberry (Raspberry)
  • Sweet Lemon
  • Sno-berry (Blueberry)
  • Green Tea
  • Caddy Shack (Tea and Lemonade)
  • Just Peachy (Called Peach Party in Canada)
  • Pineapple Groove Zer-Oh
  • Hello Mango (Mango Green Tea)
  • Cheeky Cherry (Canada only)
  • Cheeky Cherry Fizz (Canada only)
  • Sweet Lemon Fizz (Canada only)
  • Strawberry Lemon Love (Strawberry Lemonade, Canada only)
  • Mango Mood


Is Peace Tea An Energy Drink?

Yes, peace tea is an energy drink because it contains the artificial sweetener sucralose and caffeine as a stimulant. Each 23 fl oz can of Peace Tea has a total of 23 mg of caffeine intended to boost your energy, alertness and concentration. Most Energy drinks typically only contain around 80 mg of caffeine per 8 ounces (237 ml), which is pretty close to an average cup of coffee.

Caffeine is naturally found in the leaves and fruits of some plants. It is in coffee, black and green tea, cocoa, cola soft drinks and energy drinks. It may also be in chocolate bars, energy bars and some non-prescription medications, such as cough syrup and slimming tablets. Guarana (a popular additive in energy drinks) is also a natural source of caffeine.

Caffeine is a stimulant, which means it increases activity in your brain and nervous system. It also increases the circulation of chemicals such as cortisol and adrenaline in the body.

In small doses, caffeine can make you feel refreshed and focused. In large doses, caffeine can make you feel anxious and have difficulty sleeping.


Is Peace Tea Discontinued?

Some flavors of Is Peace Tea have been discontinued, they include:

  • Ceylon
  • Cranberry
  • Diet Green Tea
  • Pink Lemonade and Tea
  • Unsweetened Tea
  • Texas Style Sweet Tea
  • Strawberry Lemon Love (discontinued in US)


Side Effects of Drinking Too Much Peace Tea

If you’ve tried to break your Peace Tea habit, then you know there are many negative side effects to ingesting too much Peace Tea due to its caffeine content. Side effects of too much Peace Tea include:

  • Increased heart rate
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Dehydration
  • Restlessness

Caffeine withdrawal is associated with headaches, marked fatigue, anxiety, tremors, and irritability.

Peace Tea also contains other ingredients, unfortunately, the safety and effects of daily consumption of these additives are not well known.


Can I mix Peace Tea and Alcohol?

Combining caffeine energy drinks like Peace Tea with alcohol together increases the likelihood of engaging in risky behavior, especially drunk driving and binge drinking. A research paper published in 2015 in the Advances in Nutrition Journal found that people who combined energy drinks and alcohol were four times more likely to think they could drive home safely than their counterparts who drank alcohol alone. In addition, a 2014 Journal of Pediatrics study found that mixing the two beverages was associated with binge drinking among teenagers.

A similar study in 2015 by the University of Toronto found that alcoholic energy drinks are related to adolescent brain damage. Researchers discovered that teenagers who reported sustaining a brain injury within the past year were at least twice as likely to have consumed energy drinks mixed with alcohol than teens who reported sustaining a traumatic brain injury more than a year previously.


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