The founder of Sloane Fine Tea Merchants, Hoda Paripoush’s passion for tea began in her childhood where sharing a pot of tea with her family make up some of her fondest memories.
Since then, Hoda has become one of the first certified tea sommeliers in North America and holds this accreditation from the Canadian and U.S. tea associations. Her search for natural ingredients and the finest full-leaf teas has been a tremendous adventure; taking her on a journey throughout the mountains of India, China, Japan, and Taiwan.
The True Meaning of Crop to Cup
Sloane has fostered deep, meaningful working relationships with top-class tea farmers, many of whom have worked in the tea industry for generations. These wonderful relationships provide Sloane with the opportunity to engage in direct trade with farmers. Meaning that Sloane teas go from crop to your cup within 3 months – a process that typically take 9 to 12 months! The 3-month timeline is very important for preserving that full-leaf, freshness that sets Sloane teas above the rest.
A Simply Beautiful Blend
Sloane tea is impeccably blended from the freshest full-leaf teas right here in Toronto to create specialty tea flavours that are not available anywhere else.
For Loose Leaf
Pre-heat your teapot with hot water before steeping your tea. This will prevent your teapot from absorbing a few degrees of heat from your boiling water. Always fill your kettle with freshly drawn water and bring it to a boil. Water that has been double-boiled will affect the taste of the tea.
Remove your kettle as soon as it boils and allow it to come off the boil for a minute or two for black and herbal tea, and a little longer for green, white, and oolong.
Portion your loose-leaf tea with tea type in mind along with vessel size. For example, two (2) teaspoons for black, green, and oolongs, and four (4) teaspoons for white and herbal teas per 12 oz (approx. 350 ml) of water.
Pour the water onto your whole leaf loose leaf tea and let it steep for the recommended steeping time described on the tea tin or sachet packet.When selecting cups to serve your tea in, always remember the cup you sip and savour from does seem to enhance the delicacy of the tea within.
Savour straight or garnish according to tea type.
Prefer A Single Cup?
Labour of Love also carries Sloane biodegradable pyramid sachets! Each sachet is pre-filled with the perfect portion of tea, ensuring you have a consistent cup of your favourite Sloane Tea, every time. Each individually wrapped sachet envelope is complete with tasting notes and steeping instructions to reference as you prep your tea on-the-go!
Sloane Sachet Boxsets
We now carry Sloane tea boxsets of 15 biodegradable pyramid sachets in the popular blends of Heavenly Cream, Citron Calm, and Rouge Provence. Every Sloane tea blend has its own unique flavour profile and you can read more about each by browsing our Sloane collection