Tea and milk always have been the main beverage choices for Chinese people for hundreds of years. There are literally a hundred types of different tea brands in China. Of course, all those brands can survive because of the enormous market and huge population that loves drinking tea so much. In China it is not simply a drink; more often it is a culture and a symbol of status.
Coffee, on the other hand, is not so common until the last 20 years. Chinese people’s attitude to coffee has changed through time . . .