All brands owned by Taylors of Harrogate, including Yorkshire Tea and coffee products, will no longer be exported to Russia.
A spokesperson for Taylors said: “Like everyone, we’ve been deeply shocked and saddened by the invasion of Ukraine and our thoughts are with all those impacted.
“Our Ethical Trade and Human Rights Policy states that our values guide how we work with suppliers, customers and distributors.
“It includes the provision that we will not trade with individuals, entities, regions or countries where UK sanctions have been applied.
While Russia has been an export market for some of our teas for several years, as a result of the invasion and the subsequent sanctions we’ve suspended trade.”
Taylors have joined a growing list of firms to halt operations in Russia amid a corporate exodus from the country in response to the Ukraine conflict.
Dutch brewer Heineken said it was stopping the production and sale of its own brand beer in Russia.
Coca-Cola, Starbucks and McDonald’s announced yesterday (Tuesday) that they were all suspending operations in Russia amid a growing consumer backlash and threats of boycotts for failing to pull out of Russia.