After moving to Portland and blending in with the new territory, I've decided to change Cha Boy's identity. The idea with "Cha Boy" was that I would offer my services to brew and provide really good tea. I'm still dedicated to that. But after years of being intoxicated by this awesome tea, mesmerized by its beauty as its steam curls upward, I was inspired by the swimminng body of the cha. I felt that as I make my home in the Pacific Ring of Fire, it is only fitting that my service be named for the moving shape of the spirit of tea, the dragon. The literal translation of oolong, or more properly wu long, is black dragon. And then there's "dragon well" and others.
Swimming Dragon is also the name of a type of Ba Gua Zhang, an internal Chinese martial art that emphasizes circular walking, coiling, drilling, rolling and other motions like the mythical dragon.
So welcome to Swimming Dragon! I hope to have the chance to serve you some fantastic, otherworldly tea.