Is Gold Peak Tea Good for You? Is It Healthy?

Gold Peak Tea

Since 2006, Coca-Cola has been selling ready-to-drink bottled tea under the Gold Peak Tea brand. Given Coca-Cola’s reputation, you may wonder if Gold Peak Tea is good for your health.

Well, consumed in moderation, Gold Peak Tea is good for you. Brewed in filtered water with real tea leaves plucked from the highest mountainous peaks, Gold Peak Tea has the multiple health benefits of tea. However, just like your regular tea, you should avoid consuming too much of it.

Interested to know more about Gold Peak Tea? Read on.

What are the ingredients in Gold Peak Tea?

Before talking about the ingredients in Gold Peak Tea, let me tell you that there are 10 fun and exciting flavors of Gold Peak Tea!

The flavors are Sweet, Slightly Sweet, Extra Sweet, Unsweetened, Zero Sugar Sweet and Green, Lemon, Lemonade Iced, California Raspberry, and Georgia Peach. Cool, huh?

Now, Gold Peak Sweet, Extra Sweet, and Slightly Sweet flavors contain brewed tea (filtered water and black tea leaves), sugar, and phosphoric acid. Gold Peak Unsweetened Tea only contains brewed tea and phosphoric acid, while Gold Peak Zero Sugar Sweet contains tea, phosphoric acid and aspartame, and acesulfame potassium in place of sugar. 

Gold Peak Green Tea contains brewed tea (filtered water and green tea leaves), sugar, natural flavors, citric acid, and ascorbic acid (to protect the color). 

Gold Peak California Raspberry, Georgia Peach, and Lemon tea flavors contain brewed black tea, sugar, natural flavors, and citric acid. The Lemonade Iced Tea contains brewed black tea, sugar, lemon juice from concentrate, citric acid, and natural flavors. 

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Is Gold Peak Tea made of real tea leaves?

Yes. Gold Peak Tea is made of real tea leaves picked from the lofty mountainous ranges. Gold Peak assures its customers that it uses the finest tea leaves and ingredients so that everyone can enjoy the natural goodness of tea without having to worry about any artificial, harmful additives. 

How many calories are in Gold Peak Sweet Tea? 

One 18.5 fl oz bottle of Gold Peak Sweet Tea contains 190 calories. For perspective, one 16 fl oz bottle of Coca-Cola contains 184 calories.

Does Gold Peak Tea have caffeine? 

Yes. Caffeine occurs naturally in tea leaves. So, Gold Peak teas which use natural, real ingredients also contain caffeine. There is 48 mg of caffeine in an 18.5 fl oz bottle of Gold Peak Tea. 

Does Gold Peak Tea have high fructose corn syrup? 

No. Gold Peak assures its customers that it only uses real cane sugar as the sweetener in their sweetened teas while they use aspartame in the diet variety teas. Gold Peak does not use high fructose corn syrup as a sweetener in their flavorful teas.

Does Gold Peak Tea have aspartame? 

Yes. As mentioned earlier, Gold Peak Zero Sugar Sweet Tea contains aspartame as the sweetening agent.  

Aspartame is a type of artificial sweetener which has been linked to increased appetite, weight gain, and other metabolic health problems. Consumption of aspartame in high quantities is strictly not approved. 

Does Gold Peak Tea come in decaf?

No. Gold Peak Tea does not come in decaffeinated varieties. As previously mentioned, tea leaves contain caffeine. So, all the Gold Peak teas are caffeinated drinks. 

How much phosphoric acid is in Gold Peak Tea? 

The exact quantity of phosphoric acid in Gold Peak Tea could not be found on its website. But, the purpose of adding phosphoric acid is to preserve the tea for a longer time; and to give a sour, tangy flavor as well. 

Phosphoric acid is a common additive found in beverages. While consuming it in lower quantities is fine, having it daily can lead to tooth decay and also lower your bone density, finally leading to bone fractures. 

How much sugar is in Gold Peak Sweet Tea?

One 18.5 fl oz bottle of Gold Peak Sweet Tea contains 48 grams of sugar. In comparison, a 16 fl oz bottle of Coca-Cola contains 44 grams of sugar.

Is Gold Peak Sweet Tea gluten free?

Yes. Gold Peak Sweet Tea is gluten-free. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and many people are allergic to gluten. For those of you who are anti-gluten, Gold Peak Sweet Tea is a good option! 

Is Gold Peak Sweet Tea vegan?

Gold Peak Sweet Tea is vegan. As this tea is made using black tea leaves, filtered water, cane sugar, and phosphoric acid, it only contains plant-derived ingredients.  

Is Gold Peak Green Tea vegan?

Yes. Gold Peak Green Tea is made of green tea leaves brewed in filtered water, sugar, natural flavors, citric acid, and ascorbic acid. All of the ingredients are derived from plants, and so Gold Peak Green Tea is vegan. 

Plus, its calorie count is even lower than Gold Peak Sweet Tea. One 18.5 fl oz bottle of Gold Peak Green Tea contains 150 calories. 

Does Gold Peak Unsweetened Tea have sugar?

No. Being true to its name, Gold Peak Unsweetened Tea does not contain any sugar. The only two ingredients are brewed black tea and phosphoric acid.

Is Gold Peak Unsweetened Tea keto-friendly? 

Yes. As Gold Peak Unsweetened Tea does not contain any sugar, it is also a zero-calorie and zero-carb drink. So, it is a keto-friendly beverage option and can be consumed by people on a keto diet. 

Is Gold Peak Tea safe for pregnancy? 

Yes. As long as it is consumed in moderation. Gold Peak Tea contains caffeine. Now, most experts agree that consuming less than 200 mg of caffeine daily would not be harmful to a nursing mother or an unborn baby. As previously stated, one 18.5 fl oz bottle of Gold Peak Tea contains 48 mg of caffeine. 

So, as long as you are consuming one to three bottles of Gold Peak Tea during your pregnancy, you should be fine. However, consuming more than that is not recommended as caffeine can cause many kinds of birth defects, premature labor, preterm delivery, and other reproductive problems. 

Is Gold Peak Diet Tea good for diabetics? 

Gold Peak Diet Tea or Gold Peak Zero Sugar Sweet Tea contains aspartame instead of sugar. Aspartame has been acting as a wonderful substitute for sugar for people with diabetes for quite some time. 

Aspartame is a low-calorie artificial sweetener that is 200 times sweeter than sugar but contains less than 4 calories per gram. So, it is safe to say that Gold Peak Diet Tea is good for diabetics. 

Is Gold Peak Zero Sugar good for you?

Yes. Many Gold Peak consumers have said that they greatly enjoy Gold Peak Zero Sugar Tea which is low-calorie, sugar-less, and amazing in terms of taste. Without compromising its delicious flavors and taste, Gold Peak Zero Sugar Tea allows you to maintain your daily calorie intake. 

As already mentioned, substituting sugar with aspartame allows diabetic people to consume this tea as well. 

Does Gold Peak Tea expire or go bad? 

Gold Peak Tea does not have an expiration date. Instead, it has a “Best if used by” date, which is 120 days from the date of manufacture. 

If not properly stored, then Gold Peak Tea might go bad. You will be able to understand when it is no longer okay to be consumed if the tea starts to smell like wine, or starts to get moldy. 

How long is Gold Peak Tea good after opening?

Gold Peak Tea is a ready-to-drink bottled tea and it’s best to drink it straight after buying it. Or maybe within a few days.

But, if you don’t want to gulp it down in one go, then you should refrigerate it. It will stay good for approximately 7-10 days. However, if left unrefrigerated, then the tea should definitely be consumed within 2-3 days.

Does Gold Peak Tea need to be refrigerated?

If you buy a refrigerated tea, then you need to keep it refrigerated till you drink it. If you buy other non-refrigerated varieties of Gold Peak Tea, then you only need to refrigerate them after opening the bottle or pack.


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