Nestlé, the food and beverages company, plans to launch in France a tea machine system that provides single-serving tea capsules.

Special.T offers a selection of 25 tea varieties, including green, black, blue, red and white teas as well as flavored and organic herb teas. Aluminum capsules protect the leaves. The machine system calculates the perfect brewing time and temperature for each tea variety. The aluminum capsules, which guarantee consistent tea freshness and aroma intensity, are recyclable.

Nestlé, with world headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, has scheduled the launch for the fall and will advertise it exclusively on the Internet with 48-hour delivery to homes.