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Samovar’s centerpiece is an actual samovar tea maker that rotates a specialty tea of the day.

Maryland adds to retail mix with unique concepts

Samovar and Applause add specialty teas, ramen, roasted veggies and braised items to the campus dining mix at the University of Maryland.

Retail dining has taken a couple of unique upward turns this spring at the University of Maryland (UMD) in College Park. First, a concept called Samovar opened in late March in a renovated wing of the school’s H.J. Patterson Hall with a menu that includes customized ramen soup bowls, sushi and specialty teas made in, yes, a samovar (an urn used to make tea in Russia).

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