Lipton® Iced Tea And Singer And Actress Katharine McPhee Inspire Consumers To 'Feel The Taste Of Summer' By Unveiling The First

Lipton® Iced Tea And Singer And Actress Katharine McPhee Inspire Consumers To
      'Feel The Taste Of Summer' By Unveiling The First-Ever Lipton Sun

One-of-a-Kind 'Sun' Installation, Designed in Partnership with PRATT
Institute, Provides 24-Hours of Sun-Filled Fun

PR Newswire

PURCHASE, N.Y. and ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 21, 2013

PURCHASE, N.Y. and ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 21, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Lipton® Iced Tea, America's number one portfolio of
teas, alongside singer and actress Katharine McPhee, celebrated the arrival of
the summer solstice – the longest and brightest day of the year – by unveiling
a one-of-a-kind illuminated installation to provide 24-hours of light to New
Yorkers. The giant, luminous orb, aptly named the Lipton Sun, was created in
partnership with world-renowned PRATT Institute, and serves to celebrate the
bright and uplifting taste of summer.

Last night, on June 20^th, Katharine McPhee  hosted the Lipton Summer TASTES
Party to celebrate the inaugural lighting of the Lipton Sun. The installation
remains illuminated today to extend the celebration of the summer solstice,
inspiring consumers to feel the taste of summer.



Katharine McPhee said, "Summer is the time of year we all look forward to
because longer and brighter days are perfect for fun times with friends and
family. The Lipton Sun symbolizes that summer is officially here and that the
possibilities are endless!"

"We're thrilled to have partnered with Lipton Iced Tea to bring the Lipton Sun
to life in a creative way," said Eric O'Toole, Assistant Professor at PRATT
Institute. "At the heart of this partnership is a common thread – the spirit
of embracing possibilities. The students at PRATT emulate this every day and
we couldn't agree more that, from a design perspective, the sun is the
ultimate symbol of all the possibilities that summer has to offer."

In addition to the Lipton Sun, which will be accessible for public viewing at
New York City's Beekman Beach Club from June 20^th through June 24^th, Lipton
is hosting an array of activities to further celebrate the season and
encourage people everywhere to embrace summer living, including:

    REPORT" – Lipton is working with various celebrities and tastemakers,
    including actress and singer Katharine McPhee, entertainment host Mario
    Lopez, and NYC mixologist Scott Fitzgerald, to publish a series of "Summer
    TASTES Reports" – a guide to 'must-know' content, including what to SEE,
    MAKE and DO, to inspire you to feel the taste all summer long. Reports can
    be viewed on the Lipton Facebook pages (
    Consumers can visit either of Lipton's Facebook pages
    ( to upload a
    photo, using the hashtag #TasteofSummer, to show how they feel the taste
    of summer for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip for two to the
    Bahamas. For complete details and terms and conditions, please visit

Nothing tastes more like summer than that first sip of Lipton Iced Tea on a
hot summer day. Lipton Iced Tea comes in a variety of easy to serve formats,
including Lipton Tea & Honey and a Ready-to-Drink line of teas.

Made from real tea leaves and fruit flavors, Lipton Tea & Honey is a
refreshing, great-tasting and convenient iced tea mix that you can enjoy
anytime, anywhere - and with only 5 calories per 8-oz. serving!

Some of the delicious varieties available this season include:

  oLIPTON® Tea & Honey Blackberry Pomegranate Iced Green Tea Mix
  oLIPTON® Tea & Honey Mango Pineapple Iced Green Tea Mix
  oLIPTON® Tea & Honey Half & Half Berry Lemonade Decaf Iced Tea Mix

Lipton's Ready to Drink line of teas offer a delicious portfolio of flavors
that are sure to please everyone's taste buds. Some of this season's most
sought after flavors include:

  oLIPTON® Ready to Drink Diet Green Tea Citrus
  oLIPTON® Ready to Drink Half & Half (Tea & Lemonade)
  oLIPTON® Ready to Drink Diet Green Tea Honey Ginseng
  oLIPTON® Ready to Drink Diet Green Tea Mixed Berry

For more information, visit

About Lipton®
With more than 100 years of experience, Lipton is one of the world's great
refreshment brands, with tea-based drinks including leaf tea, infusions, and
ready-to-drink iced tea. For more information on Lipton, please visit,

About UnileverUnited States, Inc.
Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal
Care products with sales in over 190 countries. Our products are present in 7
out of 10 homes globally and are used by over 2 billion people on a daily
basis. In the United Statesthe portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe,
Ben & Jerry's, Bertolli, Breyers, Caress, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Consort
For Men, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, Good Humor,
Hellmann's, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, Just for Me!, Klondike, Knorr,
Lever 2000, Lipton, Magnum, Motions, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond's, Popsicle,
Promise, Q-tips, Ragu, Simple, Slim-Fast, Soft & Beautiful, St. Ives, Suave,
tcb, TIGI, TRESemme, Vaseline, and Wish-Bone. All of the preceding brand
names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of

Our ambition is to double the size of our business, whilst reducing our
overall environmental footprint (including sourcing, consumer use and
disposal) and increasing our positive social impact. We are committed to
helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and
well-being, sourcing all our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020,
and decoupling our growth from our environmental impact. Supporting our three
big goals are more than 50 time-based targets. See more on the Unilever
Sustainable Living Plan at

Unilever employsmore than 10,000 peopleinthe United States – generating
over $9 billion in sales in 2012. For more information, visit

About Pepsi Lipton Tea Partnership
The Pepsi Lipton Tea partnership is a joint venture between Purchase,
N.Y.-based PepsiCo and London-based Unilever. The partnership includes a
complete portfolio of Ready to Drink iced teas for every occasion, including
Lipton Iced Tea, Pure Leaf Iced Tea and Brisk Iced Tea.

About PepsiCo
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than
$65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more
than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Quaker,
Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable
foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are
united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a
healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more
successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with
Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages from
treats to healthy eats; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the
environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to
provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and
invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information,

Media Contacts:

Raquel Erwin
Zeno Group, for Lipton Iced Tea

Jillian Galasso
Lipton Iced Tea Communications

SOURCE Pepsi Lipton Tea Partnership

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