Pepsi Lipton International has relaunched its ice tea in India

Pepsi Lipton International has relaunched its ice tea in India

PepsiCo India and Hindustan Unilever have reintroduced Lipton Ice into India, seven years after it was withdrawn from the market.

The two firms have relaunched the product into India under Pepsi Lipton International, a 50:50 joint venture between PepsiCo and Unilever. The RTD ice tea will be available in two flavours, Green Tea in Mint & Lemon and Black Tea in Lemon, the firms said on Monday (6 June).

"Tea is a familiar and preferred beverage option in India and ice tea is fast gaining popularity amongst the young consumers," said PepsiCo India's executive director of innovation, Geetu Verma. "We are confident that the product will resonate strongly with our target audience."

The launch will be supported by a marketing campaign and sampling events.

In October last year, The Coca-Cola Co extended its joint venture with Nestle to begin selling its ready-to-drink tea Nestea in India.