Tea Peddler

Wandering the streets, wandering the seasons, ambling, sitting, sipping: sharing tea and creating a world for tea to be shared in. The tea keeps me grounded and attracts good company, the peddling keeps me moving, and the cycles of the seasons keep me dreaming.

In addition to peddling teas, I’m also a teacher of qigong and Taoist Lifestyle in the Limitless Gate lineage. When I’m not on the road, I dwell in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas among pine and oak.

-Michael Busby



I've been drinking tea with Michael for a good while and writing poems w/ tea for a good while, and have a good time as a tea+writer collaborator friend in Via Tiempo. Emphasis: All For Show Show, &c.

-Travis Newbill


Via Tiempo

The name arose in 2019, and by 2020 we had new labels for our packaging and a little red bird for a logo. It’s the name of the street where Michael grew up and an invocation of time, weather, and the way—making it a gateway into all the magical/meaningful aspects of tea we hold dear. A reminder of the fleeting quality of life, it also conjures all the connections made with friends over tea—both fleeting and long-lasting, timeless and very much in time.