One of Portland's Top Chefs is Reviving the Russian Tea Tradition

"The centerpiece of Russian tea service is the samovar, a fancy version of a tabletop lemonade dispenser. Drinkers use it to add hot water to a liquid concentrate of tea, making it as strong or as weak as individual tastes dictate. Here it's playing a more English role, used to fill teapots with dried, loose tea."

Read the full story by Willamette Week's Beth Slovic.