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Sloane Fine Tea Merchants – Appreciating Beautiful Tea

When we started our tea journey at the shop, one of our first encounters was meeting Hoda Paripoush at a Toronto trade show. Representing her company Sloane Fine Tea Merchants, she was standing behind two glass tea pots and offered us a taste of her tea. It was a heavenly! The light amber colour, the intoxicating scent…. the lingering tastes that even upon further sipping, overwhelmed our senses. We had found the finest tea.
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Sloane Tea calls itself an “alliance of Fine Tea Merchants of premium specialty tea that is sourced directly from the point of tea origin”. In other words, they have sourced and created relationships with prized estate tea growers and their gardens from around the world.
Each tea is individually sourced and custom created by Hoda with a team of independent tea sommeliers and culinary experts.

Hoda’s Story

Hoda’s own personal tea journey began from her Persian ancestral customary teatime. Her family continued to follow this custom in India where she was born and lived for a decade. She embraced these early sensory tea experiences that would later influence her life journey.
As refugees, her family relocated to Brockville Ontario. Hoda’s early career choice was to study naturopathy. She soon after realized that it was not allowing her to appreciate her sensory connections to fragrance.

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Visiting Sloane Tea in Toronto

She began her training at one of the foremost perfumeriesin Grasse France. Later she completed her training in the U.S and Canada and received certification as a professional tea sommelier in both countries. This allowed Hoda to pursue her goal of using the principles of perfumery to blend teas.
In 2011 she founded the premium Canadian tea company. The name  comes from Sloane Square in the Chelsea district of London.

Her tea is known as “crop to cup” – meaning that it is a direct trade from the tea gardener’s estates to the user. The means there are no distributors or brokers involved. Travelling the world, Hoda created associations with various tea gardeners and their finest tea plants, . These estates are now part of her tea family. Blending the teas with blossoms, scents and natural spices Sloane has created exceptional teas.

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Sloane Tea offers a variety of packaging and gift items

Serving Sloane Tea at the best locations

Sloane Tea is served on Via Rail, The Regis, Ritz Carlton, and the King Edward Hotels, as well as other fine restaurants.
It is also proudly sold at The Shop For All Reasons. Experience Sloane loose teas sold in beautiful, collectable signature tins – designs inspired by Hoda’s travels. Also available in her packaged sachets.
You will cherish your teatime with your family and friends!

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Sloane Tea – Tea 101

An introduction to the world of tea by Hoda Paripoush.
Spend a Sunday afternoon with a visit to exotic locations where only the best teas originate. Learn the difference between green, black, white and oolong tea, and sample from the Sloane Tea collection.

Limited seats are available; a nominal charge will apply to hold one for you.
Enquire in The Shop.

Date: Sunday April 27 2014 at 2pm

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Sloane Earl Grey Classic Tea

Our premium tea line from Hoda at Sloane Tea Company offers the best classic and blended teas available! With a wide range, from black to green to oolong, as well as flavoured teas, tisanes and rooibos, there is sure to be several to satisfy both the tea connoisseur and anyone who just enjoys an excellent cup.

Earl Grey Classic is a blend of high quality black tea, cornflower petals and natural bergamot. Hoda describes the flavour of the tea: “Golden amber liquor, medium-bodied, velvety smooth with a lengthy and creamy vanilla linger.”

Steep the tea for 4 to 6 minutes using one teaspoon for 6oz. of water (at about 90 degrees C)