Via Tiempo

Wander, Linger, Loiter, Make Share, Sing. Via Tiempo means slowing down and being caught by an evocative cup of seasonal tea. A slight shift into relaxed appreciation, and a practice of poetic communication with the elemental world. I offer a Seasonal Tea Journey and a wandering carefree approach to tea education and culture.


I source evocative teas from traditional farmers and crafters, with an emphasis on organic and sustainable practices. Delightful, varied, and full of the elemental potency, these are storied teas that have been harvested in the same mountains of China and Taiwan for generations.

Tea Peddler, Michael Busby

Tea Peddler and Animateur by trade—wandering philosopher and contemplative by nature—I live in Forestville, California, by redwoods and not too far from ocean waves, on the ancestral lands of the Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo peoples. My tea company Via Tiempo offers a poetic shift in temporality by sharing traditional Chinese and Taiwanese teas with the tempo of the seasons, and offering a variety of creative invitations and guidance for slowing to the elemental pace of tea. I have been authorized to teach qigong by Dr. Eva Wong —19th-generation lineage carrier of Xiantianwujimen Taoism.