I know that some people don't drink as much caffeine, but for me, I don't think I could ever give up coffee and tea. First, I'm Irish and therefore convinced that tea is the cure to everything (along with a nice meal... we feed your feelings both good and bad). And second, because sitting down with a hot drink and a friend is a comfort and time to connect. I enjoy drinking these on my own, curled up with a good book, but will always prefer sitting with my husband or a friend.
I'm hoping to make a weekly tea part of a hospitality ritual with close friends. A thing we do to catch up on a Saturday morning. Do you have a regular coffee/tea get together?