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.

24 Seasons Tea Subscription

Healthy, nourishing, and full of qi—with an ensemble package designed to bring you joy every 6 weeks. Invite the full wonder of tea into your life.

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  • Ritual Magic: Full Portion Every 6 Weeks
    Regular price
    $42.00
    Sale price
    $42.00
  • Lingering Charm: Half Portion Every 6 Weeks
    Regular price
    $25.00
    Sale price
    $25.00
  • Tea Connection: Half Portion Every 12 Weeks
    Regular price
    $25.00
    Sale price
    $25.00

Purple Bud Oolong

The Purple Bud Oolong is rich in the same antioxidants as blueberries and carries the flavor of those ripening late summer and early autumn fruits with its distinct “mountain tea” purple buds.

featured in July 22nd subscription

Braggart’s Tea

The Braggart’s Tea is the classic honey oolong, the bug-bitten masterstroke of luck and audacity that has become a mainstay of Taiwanese oolongs. The lightest of the three, this tea features sweet and clear floral notes mixed with “black tea” flavors that say, Bounty of Autumn, let’s feast!

Phoenix Black

The Phoenix Black—the bell of the fall ball—is perfumed beyond belief. Irresistible to any gongfu cha aficionado, this tea steeps for days, an aromatic traverse that develops and unfolds beautifully. It opens and opens and opens.

featured in October 14th Subscription

Shuixian White

White Tea is cleansing in Autumn, and so we have kept the extremely tasty and very cooling Shuixian White on the menu. If you haven’t had the chance to try it, and you like White Teas, you’re going to want to give it a go. This tea is straightforward and delightful. Brew it any which way—you can’t be disappointed.

featured in July 22nd subscription

White Daphne

Rock Tea is known for its grit and charm earned from the volcanic soil of Fujian. White Daphne is less intense—less winter—more Autumn. That transitional Rock Tea that comforts you as the winter approaches. 

featured in September 2nd subscription

  • Braggart’s Tea 2oz
    Regular price
    $23.00
    Sale price
    $23.00
  • White Daphne—1oz and 2oz
    Regular price
    $11.50
    Sale price
    $11.50
  • Shuixian White 1.5 oz
    Regular price
    $11.25
    Sale price
    $11.25
  • Purple Bud Oolong 1.5oz
    Regular price
    $27.00
    Sale price
    $27.00
  • Phoenix Black 1oz
    Regular price
    $14.50
    Sale price
    $14.50

Teaware

Please feel free to look through a variety of unique and interesting handmade enrichments to your tea ritual, including the work of Mark Mohler.

Teaware currently unavailable due to loss of inventory in a forest fire.

Gift Subscriptions

Everyone asks. Here they are.

  • One Year Gift Subscription
    Regular price
    $225.00
    Sale price
    $225.00
  • Gift Subscription (you choose how many sessions)
    Regular price
    $25.00
    Sale price
    $25.00