Here at Sloane Fine Tea Merchants, we think of our team as family, so when the holiday season rolled around and everyone else started to plan their staff parties, we decided to do something a little bit different.
The magic of the holiday season makes everyday tasks so much more special. Shops are open late, streets are lined with twinkling lights, and on extra special evenings the sidewalks might just be dusted with a fluffy white layer of glittery snow. Toronto is filled with all sorts of neighbourhoods that are taken over with Christmas cheer this time of year, but none are quite as festive and welcoming, as the Distillery District’s Christmas Market.
There’s something about going for afternoon tea that feels like a portal to the past, like you’ve stepped into a time machine and on the other side ended up in Victorian England with royals and various members of high society. The traditional aspect of the ritual is part of it’s charm, and here at Sloane we love getting all dolled up for tea time every once and awhile. Last week our travels brought us to The Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara on the Lake for a special tasting event, so we decided to drive over a bit early for afternoon tea!
We at Sloane Tea believe very strongly in sharing our love of tea with not only our customers and collaborators, but with tea lovers and connoisseurs everywhere. With that in mind, we’ve recently made the decision to start putting more energy into our online presence, be it through fun videos, beautiful photos on our Instagram account, or right here on our tea blog. We’re already dreaming up educational posts, inventive tea recipes, crafty collaborations, and more, but before we start sharing everything we know and love about tea, we’d like to share a bit of Sloane’s story.
a blog dedicated to tea, tea foods, and modernizing a time-honored tradition.
Any tea expert will tell you that when you open a package of tea you should get a signature wisp of fragrance, a puff of air enticing you to get some water into that kettle. Just as a perfume allures and attracts, a good quality tea should do the same. Until I did some research on Sloane Tea Company, I had never considered the similarities between tea and perfume. Now I know that their purpose is one in the same…to delicately and deliberately elevate our senses.