"At The Heathman Hotel in Portland, Oregon, which has long served a traditional English tea service, Headwaters chef Vitaly Paley drew inspiration from his own roots to offer a new Russian tea service. “I came to this country when I was 13 but only recently did I begin to explore my Russian roots through food,” says Paley. “It became natural to bring that flair into the tea because Russians have a centuries-old tradition of tea drinking.”

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