An alien comes to earth, reviews tea:
I was drinking a cup of tea. I actually enjoyed tea. It was so much better than coffee. It tasted like comfort.
Isobel nodded. She too was drinking tea. The tea seemed to be making things better. It was a hot drink made of leaves, used in times of crisis as a means of restoring normality.
From ‘The Humans‘ by Matt Haig (Canongate, 2013)