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The New NESTEA® Hits Retail Shelves in the U.S.

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Feb 13, 2017

New brand proposition meets needs of today’s consumer with a complete reinvention: no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors or colors, and four premium real-brewed teas

Stamford, CT – February 14, 2017 – Delivering on consumers’ changing needs, NESTEA® officially unveiled today its new brand proposition, set to hit retail shelves in the U.S. this month.  The reinvention is aimed at enhancing the position of NESTEA in the rapidly expanding, $4.5 billion ready-to-drink tea category.

The new NESTEA, which includes completely new reformulations and a premium product line, is the first major overhaul of the iconic tea brand’s visual identity, packaging and product line in many years, and it embodies the simplicity and delicious tasting refreshment that today’s consumers demand.

From the flavors to the ingredients, the bottle and the branding, the new NESTEA was 100% shaped from consumer research. NESTEA listened to thousands of consumers at every stage of development to understand what they are looking for in the beverage aisle. The findings were clear: consumers demand an authentic tea experience – without sacrificing taste – and the new NESTEA delivers with a reformulated, fruit flavor range and four new, premium real-brewed teas. 

“With a 70-year heritage and 84% consumer awareness, NESTEA is among the most well-known beverages in the drink case today. Yet, that is not enough,” said Cassin Chaisson, Tea Marketing Director, Nestlé Waters North America.  “As consumers increasingly embrace simplicity and great taste in their beverages, we are committed to providing the finest ready-to-drink tea options on the market.”

“The consumer is at the heart of the new NESTEA,” Chaisson continued. “The thousands we surveyed helped draw the reinvention blueprint for our new look, new bottles, the reformulation of our fruit flavored line and the introduction of our real brewed range.”

The new NESTEA fruit-flavored teas contain no high fructose corn syrup and have no artificial colors or flavors and no GMO ingredients. They are made with real sugar and stevia extract.  Moreover, NESTEA’s new range of real brewed teas is made with up to five ingredients (water, sugar, tea, rooibos and citric acid). New NESTEA sources its tea leaves from Nilgiri, India, a region known for producing high-quality tea.  To showcase the product, the new NESTEA will have a contemporized, transparent bottle with a wider mouth and easier grippability.

The new fruit-flavored NESTEA product line comes in 6-packs and 23-ounce single bottles in these flavors:

  • Lemon
  • Peach
  • Raspberry

Authentically brewed, the new NESTEA real-brewed product line provides a true tea experience, and does not contain artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners. The unique hot-fill brewing process ensures a real-brewed tea taste.

The new NESTEA real-brewed line includes:

  • Unsweetened Black Tea
  • Slightly Sweet Black Tea
  • Slightly Sweet Black Tea & Rooibos
  • Slightly Sweet Organic Green Tea


"Nestlé Has Brewed Up a Makeover for Nestea" - Fortune


Allison Matthews
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Chris Rieck
Nestlé Waters North America
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A beloved brand since 1948, NESTEA® has been a trusted iced tea choice for almost 70 years. In 2017, NESTEA unveils a reinvention inclusive of a new brand look, new bottles, reformulation and premium product line with a focus on simplicity. NESTEA is made with real sugar and stevia extract, and has no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial colors or flavors and no GMO ingredients. NESTEA is available in a fruit-flavored line (Lemon, Peach, Raspberry) and real-brewed line (Unsweetened Black Tea, Slightly Sweet Black Tea, Slightly Sweet Black Tea & Rooibos and Slightly Sweet Organic Green Tea).

About Nestlé Waters North America
Nestlé Waters North America provides people with an unrivaled portfolio of bottled waters. Brands such as Nestlé® Pure Life®, Poland Spring®, Perrier® and S.Pellegrino® have driven Nestlé Waters North America to be the third largest non-alcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S. Based in Stamford, Connecticut with some 8,500 employees nationwide, Nestlé Waters is committed to reducing its environmental footprint across its operations. The company is also committed to creating shared value and being a good neighbor in the 140 communities where it operates in the U.S.

©2017 Nestlé Waters North America Inc.

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