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Farmer Brothers’ Hot Teas Win Three Medals at GTC

Farmer Bros Co (“Farmer Brothers” or the “Company”) earned top honours in The Global Tea Championship for Single Serve Hot & Small Batch Iced Tea.

The Global Tea Championship is an independent competition, judged by tea professionals, to distinguish the highest quality and best tasting teas commercially available globally. On 20-21 January, tea professionals judged hundreds of teas blind and scored each one based on the analysis of dry leaf; liquor colour, aroma, flavour, mouth-feel and overall harmony.

“Our tea line is an integral part of our beverage programmes,” says Gerard Bastiaanse, senior vice president of marketing & general manager consumer brands for Farmer Brothers. “We always [try to] craft new and innovative premium tea blends to engage customers and help drive growth within the foodservice industry.”

Farmer Brothers took home honours for:

  • Farmer Brothers Tropical Sunrise Tea Bag (Silver Medal – Flavoured Black category)
  • Artisan Collection by Farmer Brothers English Breakfast Sachet (Bronze Medal – Straight Black category)
  • Farmer Brothers Green Tea Bag (Bronze Medal – Pan-fired Green category).

Founded in 1912, Farmer Bros Co is a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products. The Company’s product lines include organic, direct trade and sustainably-produced coffee. The Company serves a wide variety of customers, from small independent restaurants and foodservice operators to large institutional buyers like restaurant and convenience store chains, hotels, casinos, hospitals, and gourmet coffee houses, as well as grocery chains with private brand coffee and consumer-facing branded coffee and tea products.

Headquartered in Northlake, Texas, Farmer Brothers generated net sales of over USD $540 million in fiscal 2017 and has approximately 1,600 employees nationwide. The Company’s primary brands include Farmer Brothers, Artisan Collection by Farmer Brothers, Superior, Metropolitan, Cain’s, McGarvey, China Mist and Boyds.

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