Arizona Beverages and Nestlé Waters Partner to Launch Line of Organic Tea-Infused Waters

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Lake Success, NY – Arizona Beverages, the leader in premium ready-to-drink tea beverages in the US has partnered with Nestlé Waters North America Inc., the U.S. leader in bottled water, to create AriZona Tea Waters. This new line of low-calorie, tea-infused waters is certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and combines the antioxidant benefits of green tea with the hydration of natural spring water.



AriZona Tea Waters start with Poland Spring® Brand Natural Spring Water from spring sources in Maine, which is then combined with organic green tea, organic cane juice and fruit extracts. The result is a healthful, refreshing beverage with just 20 calories per eight-ounce serving. In addition to AriZona’s classic Green Tea, the new line includes Yumberry Green Tea, Mandarin Orange Green Tea, and Pomegranate Green tea.



AriZona Tea Waters is the first joint project of Arizona Beverages and Nestlé Waters. About the partnership, Don Vultaggio, chairman of AriZona Beverages stated, “We are not only excited about this breakthrough new organic product, but we are ecstatic to be partnering with the leading bottler of natural spring water, Nestlé Waters North America.”



“For generations, Poland Spring has offered people healthful hydration. For those who sometimes want their water with a twist of flavor, AriZona Tea Waters delivers a delicious variation. It’s a natural fit, and we’re delighted that Poland Spring is a key ingredient in this unique organic tea-infused water,” said Tim Brown, executive vice president retail operations for Nestlé Waters, which produces Poland Spring.



The AriZona Tea Waters are currently available in select Northeast markets. As the product rolls out to additional markets throughout 2009, it will use other Nestlé Waters’ regionally sourced waters such as Ozarka® Brand Natural Spring Water in the central south region, Deer Park® Brand Natural Spring Water in the mid-Atlantic, and Zephyrhills® Brand Natural Spring Water in the south.



The suggested retail price is $1.49 per bottle. In order to help protect the natural antioxidants and flavor of the tea from light and oxygen deterioration, each beverage is packaged in a 20-ounce amber PET plastic bottle with an oxygen barrier.



Consumers are encouraged to recycle after use.



For more information on this or other AriZona beverages, please visit www.drinkarizona.com



About AriZona

Ferolito, Vultaggio, & Sons (AriZona Beverages) was founded in 1971 by Don Vultaggio and John Ferolito and to this day remains a privately held and family-run American business. AriZona Beverage Company-makers of AriZona Iced Tea, flavored waters, juices, coffees, energy drinks and powdered tea mixes-is the leader in hot-filled beverages for the United States. AriZona’s mission is to create great looking products of the highest quality that people will like and can afford to buy. For more information, visit www.drinkarizona.com .



About Nestlé Waters North America Inc.:

The company’s rank as the number one bottled water company in the U.S. was earned through its 33-year experience with bottled water and focus on product quality, manufacturing expertise, employee development and environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, energy and packaging. Nestle Waters North America Inc. is based in Greenwich, Connecticut and is a corporate affiliate of Nestlé S.A., of Switzerland. Please visit www.nestlewatersnorthamerica.com for more information.