SOURCE: Bigelow Tea

January 22, 2008 15:22 ET

A History-Making Partnership! Bigelow® Tea and AriZona® Beverage

Their Collaborative Event Infuses New Excitement Into the Hot and Cold Beverage Categories

FAIRFIELD, CT--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - Bigelow Tea (www.bigelowtea.com), the family-run tea company based in Fairfield, CT, announces an industry first: a breakthrough collaboration with the popular iced tea brand, ARIZONA® beverages (www.drinkarizona.com).

The partnership has brewed up two beautifully packaged, ready-to-drink Bigelow Tea and AriZona introductions: Mocha Chai and Vanilla Chai Latte... along with three exciting, new hot tea flavors: Green Tea with Ginseng & Honey, Green Tea with Mandarin Orange, and Green Tea with Pomegranate & Acai.

These revolutionary hot and ready-to-drink teas combine AriZona's mission of promoting good health and great taste with Bigelow Tea's focus on providing the best quality and freshest teas. The result is a powerful partnership. "We are thrilled to join forces with AriZona, an influential and respected brand," says Cindi Bigelow, President of Bigelow Tea. "Our shared beliefs in offering customers a beverage that not only tastes great but promotes well-being make this historic partnership a natural one. We view our relationship as a long term commitment to produce premium, innovative products that all tea consumers will enjoy for years to come."

Please visit your local retailer to purchase the newest offerings coming soon to a store near you.

About Bigelow Tea Company

Bigelow Tea was founded by Ruth Campbell Bigelow over 60 years ago in 1945. The company continues to be 100% family owned and managed by the Bigelow family with a special blend of pride and enthusiasm. Today the company is one of the nation's leading producers of specialty teas, which includes more than 80 varieties of flavored, traditional, green, organic green, herbal, decaffeinated, and iced teas. One of Bigelow Tea's best-known products is America's number one specialty tea flavor -- "Constant Comment®" -- flavored with a delicious blend of oranges and spice. It is available in both black, green tea and decaffeinated versions.

Bigelow Tea products are available nationwide and can be found on the company website (www.bigelowtea.com).

About AriZona Beverage Company

AriZona Beverage Company is an internationally recognized brand name that is synonymous with quality ready-to-drink teas, herbal teas, and energy drinks. From its introduction in May of 1992 until today, the brand has been phenomenally successful. In the Jan.-Feb. 2007 edition of Beverage Spectrum Magazine, AriZona was listed as the leading seller in the beverage industry of ready-to-drink teas. Almost as popular as their product, AriZona's unique packaging designs have continuously won international recognition for their creativity. For more information, please visit us at www.drinkarizona.com.

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