I live in the metro NYC area, not exactly a provincial area. No matter how expensive the restaurant, they offer fine coffee, but bagged tea. If they REALLY care, they offer Bigelow or Twinings instead of Lipton, or add some herbal tea bags. Pretty sad. I usually just order coffee.
Another amusing but sad story-- I shop in an Oriental supermarket, and they carry maybe 50 kinds of loose and bagged tea, every Japanese and Chinese tea imaginable. There's a snack bar and take-out dept. in front, and I ordered a cheese bun with some tea to enjoy while I shopped. They gave me Lipton. (':cry:')