Hi! My name is Michael Busby. I’m the Tea Pedder here at Via Tiempo, and a long-time Taoist practitioner, tea drinker, and a qigong instructor. I curate a subscription of nourishing seasonal teas finley tuned to the traditional 24 Seasons Chinese farming calendar, which I ship every 6 weeks with guidance for drinking tea and living in a way that cultivates health, simplicity, and seasonal alignment. From within that selection, I offer a seasonal tea menu for people to try a la carte, or to stock up on favorites. In the fall I’ll be unveiling a series of classes that will delve into the philosophy and practice of tea Via Tiempo style.
Clouds and Mist
Our featured green is Clouds and Mist, a luxurious green that is much richer than in year’s past but still maintains it’s ephemeral quality and clean finish. A cooling tea, evocative of grassy meadows, for gongfucha or simply brewed in a glass.
featured in June 10th subscription
This Summer’s White Tea of choice is the Shuixian White. Extremely tasty and very cooling. This tea is straightforward and delightful, reocmmended to anyone who has never tried a Shuixian White tea before. Brew it any which way—you can’t be disappointed.
featured in July 22nd subscription
8 Immortals Crossing the Sea
The gongfucha tea of choice for this summer is the 8 Immortals Crossing the Sea Phoenix Oolong. Its fruity citrus notes are evocative of this time of year. Not a cooling tea, it should be enjoyed in the morning before the heat of the day kicks in.
featured in April 29th subscription
Please feel free to look through a variety of unique and interesting handmade enrichments to your tea ritual, including the work of Mark Mohler, and sewn objects by Trinley Busby.
Everyone asks. Here they are.