Restyling Ahmad Tea Russia - a joint solution of Depot & Ahmad Tea
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Restyling Ahmad Tea Russia - a joint solution of Depot & Ahmad Tea

10.07.2017
Ahmad Tea is an English brand of tea, with a stable position in the top-5 of the Russian and world tea market. It is a family-owned company, with production in Southampton County with the network of distributors around the world (today the company supplies tea to 70 countries of the world). The packaging design for the classic tea collection has not changed significantly since the brand came to the Russian market. Despite the fact that the current design of the brand was rated by consumers as one of the best in the category, there was some fatigue, a desire to see something new. The brand felt the need to refresh the design, but to maintain the visibility of packs on the shelf. To solve this problem Depot agency was invited.

Restyling Ahmad Tea Russia - a joint solution of Depot & Ahmad Tea

The task:
Tea mass market in Russia is quite conservative, tea is perceived as a traditional product, its consumption and packaging in the minds of consumers have a clear number of understandable associations. In addition, tea consumers - 95% of the population of Russia, the mass audience, who are not ready for the drastic decisions in the design. Therefore, one of the determining factors in the work was an understanding of the average of statistical perception in packaging design. Such perceptions include photographs (necessarily colorful), beautiful views of cities and nature, “tasty” images of supplements.
At the same time, it was necessary to find a new approach, a solution that gives the general traditional view of tea design and distinguishes packaging in comparison with other brands in the category.
In such a way the design task was discussed with the Depot agency.

The  solution:
Depot has proposed several visual concepts. After consumer tests, the Macro City concept was chosen - photographs of world and, in particular, English sights and landscapes from a bird's eye view. As a distinctive feature was used a Tilt-shift technique, a type of photograph in which the object or place was taken full-scale, but it looks as if it were miniature models.

Further, the brand team without the participation of Depot agency did a great job of implementing the chosen concept, creating and testing more than 250 sketches, as a result of which 20 of the most successful were selected. In 2017, the updated collection appeared on the store shelves.

We are happy that together with our clients we can get such successful solutions!

The images for this case use photographs from the open sources, the rights to which belong to the third parties.

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Restyling Ahmad Tea Russia - a joint solution of Depot & Ahmad Tea

Restyling Ahmad Tea Russia - a joint solution of Depot & Ahmad Tea

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