Sloane Fine Tea Merchants, Canada's Premium Tea Collection, is 100% blended and packaged in Toronto and served coast to coast on Via Rail. Owner and founder, Hoda Paripoush is a Tea Sommelier and has her Perfume Degree from Grasse, France. Hoda approaches tea, much like one approaches perfume, with top notes, heart notes, and base notes. That is why her tea is so delicious, full bodied and complex.
Sloane Tea is proud to be a Direct Trade tea company. They work directly with tea gardens and farmers around the world, regardless of the size of their operation. This allows Sloane Tea to build longer standing relationships and can therefore pay them a higher wage than those mandated with Fair Trade.
Direct Trade also allows Sloane to bypass the many layers of transaction tea typically undergoes before it arrives in Canada for blending and packaging. Usually, tea will go from the farm to an auction, to a broker, an exporter, an importer, a distributor, then the retailer. This process typically takes an entire year. Instead, we skip this entire process and go directly from the garden to Sloane, or from “crop to cup” resulting in exceptionally fresh tea.