Farmer Brothers Expands Premium Hot Tea Line

Artisan Collection Specialty Tea by Farmer Brothers

Three specialty tea blends added to Artisan Collection of sustainably produced teas

Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) (“Farmer Brothers” or the “Company”) – a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products – announced today the release of three new Artisan Collection Specialty Hot Teas.

The new blends will expand the flavor offerings of this sustainably produced specialty tea line. Like the original seven specialty blends, the new flavors are certified organic and use large leaf tea, herbs and flowers in pyramid-style sachets, which allow the full fragrance and flavor to develop during the steeping process.

“The Artisan Collection Hot Teas are very popular with our customers,” said Gerard Bastiaanse, SVP of marketing. “Because they are sustainably produced and feature organic full-leaf blends, they have a universal appeal to consumers who are looking for a sustainable specialty tea. Several of our blends are certified Organic, so they are free of any synthetic pesticides or chemicals, and their farming methods help conserve the environment.”

The three new Artisan Collection Hot Tea blends include:

  • Organic Earl Grey Black Tea
  • Organic Mint Mosaic Herbal Tea
  • Organic Pan Fired Green Tea

For more information about Farmer Brothers and its Artisan Collection coffee, teas and cold brew filter packs, visit

About Farmer Brothers

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. With a robust line of coffee, hot and iced teas, cappuccino mixes, spices and baking/biscuit mixes, the Company delivers extensive beverage planning services and culinary products to its U.S.-based customers. 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 Bros. Co. generated net sales of over $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®, Boyds® and West Coast Coffee.

Investor Contact:

David Robson
(682) 549-6663

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Source: Farmer Bros. Co.