Why don’t we have tea-only cafes or at the very least separate queues for coffee and tea when ordering drinks? I get fed up of being stuck behind people ordering new-fangled coffee – latte, expresso, whatever – which not only takes ages to prepare, but is also often accompanied by a loud gurgling noise and later by a noisy banging as coffee beans or whatever are discarded. In a small room, the noise can be earth-shattering.
Why on earth are coffee drinkers following wine drinkers in being pretentious? At least with tea drinkers, even if one orders a fairly exotic blend, it doesn’t take ages to prepare and the drinker doesn’t make a song and dance about it (‘the camomile was soooo soothing’). It’s bad enough that the consumption of coffee exceeds that of tea in this country, but let us at least make sure that true traditionalist tea drinkers are not discriminated against by noisy bourgeois coffee drinkers.
If no one shares my view, then the title can be amended to ‘tea drinker’. I shall fight the good fight regardless.
Right, got that off my chest – time for a cup of tea.