Sloane in the Press

In The Kitchen With Foodism Episode 6: Back to Basics & Tea 101 with Hoda Paripoush

In episode 6 of In The Kitchen with Foodism: Back to basics, Foodism Toronto sits down with Sloane Tea Founder and Creative Director, Hoda Paripoush, spilling the tea on all things tea.

re:porter Magazine A Place I Love

A walking tour of Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood with the founder and creative director of Sloane Tea, Hoda Paripoush.

Hoda Paripoush: Unity in Diversity

Hoda Paripoush handles life’s challenges with grace, integrity, and what she calls, “heart and hustle.” The founder of luxury tea company Sloane Tea, which is headquartered in Toronto, Paripoush charted her own path in the industry, which has taken her all over the world. She spoke to The Edge about her unique journey in tea and about the importance of embracing diversity.

Yara Dialogue: The Resilient Entrepreneur with Hoda Paripoush & Roxana Tavana

Our featured guest on the Yara Dialogues is Hoda Paripoush. She's amongst the elite group of the first certified tea sommeliers in North America. She will share her entrepreneurial journey and talk about how she transitioned her company during the Covid crisis.

How Hoda Paripoush Turned a Life-long Love of Tea into a Thriving Business

Hoda Paripoush has been drinking tea for as long as she can remember. Paripoush was born in India to Persian parents and, growing up, tea was at the heart of her home life and family culture. “India and Persia are both tea-drinking nations,” she says. Paripoush’s family came to Canada as religious refugees when she was just three years old, and tea became a source of comfort during a time of constant change.

Tea Time With Sloane Tea’s Hoda Paripoush

When Hoda Paripoush pours tea, she does so with reverence. When she speaks, she doesn’t waste a single word, weaving a beautiful story about her travels or her daughter with care and light.

Choosing a Tea Based on Your Favourite Perfume?

As Hoda Paripoush inhales one of Gucci’s perfumes, her face lights up with childlike delight. “There’s almost a little bit of dampness and campfire coming through,” she says of the scent.

5 Things We Love About The New St. Regis Toronto

For those looking to see and be seen, participate in a contemporary take on afternoon tea. This stylish service spotlights brews from local Sloane Tea Merchants.

Tea sommelier brews recipe for success

The most satisfying part for me is when I’m in a restaurant or café and someone is drinking the tea and commenting on how much they love it

Q&A: Sloane Tea creator Hoda Paripoush

In a black tea like our Heavenly Cream the base note is a blend of two different black teas from Assam and Ceylon. The base has a really light earthiness that you can taste more so in the Earl Grey.

5 Reasons Every American Should Have Tea Time

Sloane Tea founder and tea sommelier Hoda Paripoush offers her two cents on the value of a midday cup of tea and a scone or two.

The ultimate guide to Toronto’s thriving artisanal food scene

Hoda Paripoush, one of a handful of certified tea sommeliers in Canada, imports some of the world’s highest-quality and rarest leaves

On Our Radar: Sloane Tea’s Hoda Paripoush

I’ve never met Hoda Paripoush, but I can tell that’s her over right there, chatting animatedly to a group of starry-eyed event goers, each of them sipping scrumptious tea from delicate china cups.

Holt Renfrew Vancouver unveils revamped men’s concept store and new in-house café

An impressive selection of gourmet teas provided by Toronto’s Sloane Fine Tea Merchants

Hoda Paripoush, Tea Sommelier and Founder of Sloane Tea Company

Until we met Hoda Paripoush, we never knew there was such a thing as a tea sommelier. Very cool indeed, but that is hardly the most impressive accomplishment on Hoda’s extraordinary resume.

These sommeliers have an appreciation for something other than wine

By working with either the chef or wine sommelier of a restaurant, Paripoush establishes the emotion they wish to evoke in the patron, and then, with her choice of teas and aromatics, she creates a fragrant blend that she hopes will do just that.

Sloane, A Fine Cup of Tea

A chance meeting with Hoda Paripoush, Director of Canada’s Sloane Tea Company reacquainted me with the world of tea and how far it’s come since the days of collector figurines in your box of Red Rose.

The Best Afternoon Tea in Toronto

The best afternoon tea in Toronto is for when you’re feeling fancy. Centring around fragrant pots of fine tea, fizzing glasses of bubbly and towers of sweet and savoury treats like something out of a pastel fairytale, these ceremonies often take place in hotels or equally classy environs and tend to require reservations.

A Fine Cuppa: Top Afternoon Tea Experiences in Toronto

The ritual of afternoon tea in Toronto

What to get your kid's teacher and other hard-to-shop-for people

WHY IT'S GREAT: There are various teas to choose from, including Chocolate Truffle, Blood Orange Oolong, Signature Black, Tropical Green and Citron Calm.

Shop Local: 28 Made in Canada Gifts For Everyone on Your List

Tired of giving mass-produced, run-of-the-mill gifts? Support your fellow citizens this holiday season and give one of these treasures, made right here on the home front.

14 Mother’s Day gifts for every kind of mom

If the words "cream tea" didn't entice you enough, look at that crush-worthy packaging! Blended and packed in Toronto by Sloane Tea Company, this delicious loose-leaf black tea features notes of bergamot and vanilla.

Secret Santa gifts that look like you spent way more than $25

Are you ready to be the person that everyone wishes they got?