What is the history of Lipton Sparkling Iced Tea?


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As one of the world's most recognizable suppliers of tea and tea-based beverages, Lipton expanded its offering in early 2015 with the introduction of Lipton Sparkling Iced Tea. Unveiled in October 2014 during a trade show for convenience store operators, the beverage officially debuted at retail in January.

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Lipton's Sparkling Iced Tea is a lightly carbonated beverage that comes in 12-ounce cans. The drink is available in three flavors: lemonade, raspberry and peach. Lipton states that the three products are designed to meet the company's goal of providing consumers with novel ways to enjoy tea.

Lipton's trio of Sparkling Iced Teas build on the company's heritage in the tea business and mark its first foray into carbonated beverages. Lipton Sparkling Iced Teas also extend the company's reach into the ready-to-drink market and complement the line of bottled Lipton Iced Teas it debuted in the early 1990s through a partnership with PepsiCo and Unilever LLC, which saw the introduction of Lipton ready-to-drink iced teas.

Over the ensuing two and a half decades, PepsiCo and Lipton have expanded their line of ready-to-drink teas with a variety of unsweetened, no-calorie, low-calorie and sweetened iced teas under the Lipton Iced Tea, Brisk and Pure Leaf brands.

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