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Frequently Asked Questions

We ask our fans to take a moment to enjoy the little things. So the least we can do is take a moment to answer a few common questions. We keep our responses as straightforward as our ingredients, but if you don’t see what you’re looking for, feel free to contact us.


Can I recycle Tradewinds Iced Tea bottles?

You can (and should, where available). All of our bottles are made with recyclable plastic. Our 18.5 fl.oz. bottles are PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) #1 and our 1-Gallon bottles are #5 (HDPP) and #7. For information on how and where to recycle plastic bottles in your community, please visit

Do Tradewinds Iced Tea bottles contain BPA?

Nope. Our bottles are filled with slow-brewed goodness, but no BPA.

On our Gallon bottles, the recycling number 7 is used to represent “other” recyclable materials and plastics that exist in the adhesive that is used to apply our labels. These materials and plastics are BPA-free.

Does Tradewinds Iced Tea contain high-fructose corn syrup?

Nope. You won’t find any high-fructose corn syrup in our iced teas. Funny enough, you also won’t find a care in the world while you’re drinking them, either.

How do you sweeten Tradewinds Iced Tea flavors?

All of our iced tea flavors are sweetened with real sugar. Our Green Tea with Honey is also sweetened with real honey.

How much caffeine is in Tradewinds Iced Teas?

We don’t add caffeine to any of our teas. But we also don’t tamper with our tea leaves, and all teas naturally contain some caffeine.

Our Green Teas contain the least amount of caffeine with about 1/4 the amount found in a comparable serving of coffee (about 10mg of caffeine per 8oz of green tea). Our Black Teas contain about 1/2 the amount of caffeine found in a comparable serving of coffee (about 15mg per 8oz serving of black tea).

Does Tradewinds Iced Tea contain antioxidants?

By using real tea leaves in our iced tea brewing process, our beverages contain naturally occurring antioxidants.

Do Tradewinds Iced Teas contain 4-MEI caramel color?

No. Our iced teas do not contain any caramel coloring.

What happened to Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea flavors?

You can find them over at We hear a lot of people enjoy them with a cheeseburger.

Does your website and packaging look different?

It’s true – we got a fresh new look. Nothing’s changed about the way we make the iced tea you’ve come to know and trust. We still make it slow-brewed and keep it real. One Tradewinds at a time.

Why did you discontinue some iced tea flavors?

We believe in making a great thing even greater. So we’ve made some changes based on feedback we’ve received from fans like you.

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