I am drinking TenRen's King 319 dark oolong, and it is not to my taste
. Oh well... I had a very nice morning tea of Assam Harmony, and will have a very nice afternoon tea, probably a Sencha or a Guricha, so life it good.
I don't drink tea in order to not drink something else. I grew up with tea, so tea is a normal way to be, not a substitute for anything. I never liked sodas, never drank them. I have a cup of coffee occasionally, when I feel like coffee. And tea did not drive away my appreciation for good wine or beer. But I am becoming a tea snob... er... connoisseur... very rapidly.