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Discover the Natural Side of Music Presented By 100% Natural Lipton® Iced Tea and PANDORA® Internet Radio

PURCHASE, N.Y., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — To celebrate its new 100% Natural line, Lipton® Iced Tea, a product of the Pepsi Lipton Tea Partnership, has teamed up with PANDORA® internet radio to treat tea drinkers to a unique look at music via its “The Natural Side of Music” summer-long program.

The program, which will allow tea and music lovers to experience music in an unplugged, natural way, will kick off with a private acoustic concert by Train for a lucky group of fans on May 20. Fans are encouraged to “like” for a chance win these exclusive tickets.

“We created 100% Natural Lipton Iced Tea because we believe that the ultimate iced tea refreshment starts with great tea and simple, natural ingredients,” says Mary Barnard, Vice President and General Manager of the Pepsi Lipton Tea Partnership. “You could say the same is true with an acoustic performance that showcases the raw and natural talent of a musical artist.  PANDORA internet radio is a great partner for this summer-long program that encourages consumers to express individuality through their tea and music preferences.”

In addition to a private fan concert, “The Natural Side of Music” includes:

  • Online Artist Video Series. Lipton and PANDORA internet radio will continue to engage fans by bringing exclusive and compelling content from major artists including Train, Kelly Clarkson, Bon Jovi, and more—representing a variety of genres. Each will share the unique and personal natural roots of their music as part of a video series on Lipton’s Facebook page, and Emerging artists Taddy Porter, IIan Rubin and Keaton Simons, who will open for the private Train concert, will also participate in the video series.
  • Customizable Lipton® PANDORA® internet radio stations. In addition to watching the Artist Session Video Series, fans can interact with the natural elements of music on Lipton PANDORA internet radio stations to cater to their musical preferences. Stations include Lipton Pop (, Lipton Country (, Lipton Rock ( and Lipton Hip-Hop (

“The Natural Side of Music” celebrates the new 100% Natural Lipton Iced Tea which is newly available in four flavors:  long-time fan favorites, Green Tea with Citrus and Iced Tea with Lemon, as well as two new flavors—Iced Tea with Blueberry Pomegranate and Green Tea with Passionfruit Mango. The Diet portfolio also expanded, with new Diet Green Tea with Watermelon joining the beloved Diet Green Tea with Citrus flavor, both free of artificial colors and flavors. The new 100% Natural line retails for $.99 to $1.59 and is widely available in 20-ounce bottles.

Unilever commits to no animal testing for tea Editor’s Note:  Unilever is the owner of Lipton and PG Tea Brands

from the website, January 2011:

Unilever is committing to no animal testing for our tea and tea-based beverages, with immediate effect.
Alternative approaches to animal testing
Given the leadership role our tea category takes in the area of environmental sustainability and the ethical sourcing of tea, Unilever is committing to no animal testing for our tea and tea-based beverages, with immediate effect.
Unilever remains committed to its ambition of eliminating animal testing by investing in alternative methods.
Where legal or regulatory requirements call for testing on animals to demonstrate the safety of Unilever’s tea-based beverages or ingredients, Unilever seeks to minimize the testing required and the number of animals involved, and the testing is provided by third parties.
Unilever has made a substantial investment in new non-animal approaches to research and testing including, since 2004, an annual investment of €3m on non-animal approaches for assuring consumer safety. Our research has made good progress in developing new approaches and we work continually with international research and policy groups to share our experience.

Eminem in Super Bowl Tea Commercial

In the the beginning of a partnership between Eminem and Lipton, Eminem will star in a Claymation ad during the Super Bowl this week.

The advertisement, featuring Eminem, will be for Lipton’s Brisk Iced Tea.

Lipton Tea Sells More Milky Tea to China

China’s growing taste for milky tea boosts Unilever

By Rupert Steiner

Last updated at 10:34 PM on 3rd February 2011

Unilever said selling tea to China had helped the consumer goods giant beat sales targets for the last three months of 2010.

The Lipton tea maker credited a growing trend towards ‘milk tea’ for delivering single digit sales growth in the People’s Republic.

Traditionally the Chinese slurp green teas but Unilever has seen ‘continued momentum’ for Lipton as drinkers traded up to its pyramid bags and moved from loose tea to tea-bag.

Its success with Lipton is part of a broader turnaround which appears to be working.

Unilever, which also makes Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Marmite and Domestos, posted a 5.1 per cent increase in underlying volume growth over its fourth quarter, driven by strong performance in its emerging markets.

This was well ahead of the 4.2 per cent consensus and the 3.4 per cent to 5 per cent range.

Chief executive Paul Polman has made it his mission to grow volume since joining two years ago, when he stunned analysts by scrapping earnings forecasts and removing more than 40 of his top managers within six months. For the full year to December

2010 the Anglo-Dutch group – which also owns Lynx deodorant, Vaseline and Dove soap – saw pre-tax profit rise to £5.1billion from £4.1billion on sales of £37.3billion, up 11.1 per cent on the year.

Polman said much of this was due to a focus on innovation driven by a new gourmet range of soups, Hellmann’s twist with Chilli, and sliding Vaseline into new countries.

He said: ‘We delivered strong volume growth, particularly in emerging markets which continued to be the engine of growth.

‘We gained volume share in all regions, driven by stronger innovations and significant increases in marketing.’

But it wasn’t all good news. Margins fell by 20 basis points in the last quarter amid fears increased competition and rising-input costs could dent profits. And the Persil maker has also been forced to put aside £92million in case an EU investigation into

anti-competitive behaviour in the detergents market does not go its way.

The shares ended the day up 20p at 1837p after Polman announced a quarterly dividend of 0.17p a share.

Graham Jones, an analyst at Panmure Gordon, said: ‘While the trading environment is undoubtedly tough we believe Unilever is well placed to withstand the pressures.’

Korean Tea Exhibition at Penn State Tea Institute

The Penn State Tea House is a fully functional student run Chinese Tea House, Open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:15 - 2:30pm.

The Penn State Tea House is a fully functional student run Chinese Tea House, Open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:15 - 2:30pm.