Snapple and Grammy award-winning pop-rock band Maroon 5 have partnered to launch ‘Tea Will Be Loved’ – a blend of green tea and black tea with notes of pomegranate and berries.
Tea Will Be Loved will benefit Feeding America, a hunger-relief organization, by helping to provide 1,750,000 meals to those in need.
Inspired by the personalities of the band members and named for their smash-hit “She Will Be Loved,” this limited release Snapple tea will be available at participating retailers beginning on September 1, 2011.[ Also Read: Celebs Join Hands to Combat Hunger in the U.S. ]
“We traded in our instruments for lab coats and had the opportunity to take over the Snapple lab to craft our own tea,” said Adam Levine, lead vocalist for Maroon 5. “After lots of taste-testing, we each chose our favorite flavor and combined them to create Snapple Tea Will Be Loved to benefit Feeding America. We love it, and we’re excited for our fans to try it.”
Tea Will Be Loved is a five-fruit mash-up with each band mate choosing their own flavor to add to the tea: pomegranate, orange, blackberry, raspberry and hibiscus.
It features 13 specially marked gold Snapple caps with Real Facts about Maroon 5 and Feeding America, such as Real Fact #682: Maroon 5’s former name was “Kara’s Flowers.” The band also contributed to the graphic design of the packaging for the new tea.[ Also Read: Over 43 Million Americans Now Live in Poverty ]
As part of the partnership, Snapple and Maroon 5 will donate $250,000 to Feeding America, a network of more than 200 food banks that serve every community in the United States by distributing food and grocery products through more than 61,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other emergency feeding centers.
Feeding America serves more than 37 million Americans, including 14 million children and three million seniors.