Cola with the added antioxidant benefits of green tea has been brought to the UK by importer Pizzino.

Cricket Cola is made by mixing kola nuts with pure cane sugar and brewed with an infusion of green tea. Available in Harvey Nichols, with an rsp of £1.95, and a handful of London restaurants, it is being rolled out to other soft drinks retailers now. It comes in regular and a diet variant, which has only five calories a bottle.

Pizzino director Jack Arazi said the aim was for a refreshing alternative to cola with high fructose corn syrup, phosphoric acid and other sugared ingredients. "There's no metallic tang or saccharine sweetness."