Bernard Salt's item in the Weekend Australian about tea drinkers attracted my attention. He said that tea people have been conditioned to expect less than coffee people. Apparently, in an earlier piece he used the expression "second-class citizens". The direct link is mostly behind the paywall, but you can also see a summary of the recent item on his Facebook page.
He's right, of course. You get swirly designs on the top of your flat white, but tea drinkers are lucky if they get a coloured tea-bag tag dangling over the side of their cup.
And coffee drinkers get attention from "caffeine dealers" (see image)!
I usually drink coffee (although these days, not after 6 pm because it seems to affect my sleep), so I'm not a tea drinker. However, it seems to me that things are a bit out of balance here. The wide choice of flavours offered to tea drinkers hardly seems adequate to redress the balance.
Salt says that he has recently been lured into drinking coffee, at least in public. In other words, he is now bi-drinkual. This sounds like capitulation, although Salt claims the reason is that he found he liked coffee after all (while visiting Cuba).