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Farmer Bros. Co. iced tea line earns awards at North American Tea Championships

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Farmer Bros. Co. recently took home four first place honors in the foodservice iced tea category at the 8th Annual North American Tea Championship in Los Angeles, California. Top spots were awarded to Farmer Brothers in this independent competition by a panel of professional cuppers and tea industry leaders.

The winning tea products were evaluated against other national tea brands on characteristics such as brewed color and aroma and dry leaf quality.

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Farmer Brothers had several entries in this year’s event. Top awards went to:

• 1st Place – Farmer Brothers Classic Black, unsweetened
• 1st Place – Farmer Brothers Premium Pacific Raspberry
• 1st Place – On-Demand Concentrate, Farmer Brothers Select Black Tea Concentrate, Unflavored
• 1st Place – On-Demand Concentrate, Farmer Brothers Select Sweetened

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“Although we have been a major foodservice tea supplier in the U.S. for decades, this is the first time we’ve entered our iced teas in this event,” says V.P. of Marketing, Gerard Bastiaanse.

“We are thrilled with the recognition.” Farmer Brothers’ Tea & Culinary Product Manager, Tass Rupp, adds, “Restaurants are really starting to see that tea is one of the most profitable items on their menu, so we are happy to see ours getting top reviews.”

Farmer Brothers’ winning iced teas will be showcased at the World Tea Expo to be held in Las Vegas in June 2016.

For more information on the 2015 North American Tea Championship, visit http://www.teachampionship.com/.

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