I have the good sense of being a tea drinker, coffee about 2 cups per week.
I can appreciate that.
I associate tea with relaxing, and coffee with waking up. I'll maybe drink a cup of coffee other than in the morning maybe 3 or 4 times a year.
If I'm flagging during the day, I think coffee would just make me jittery. Plus, I don't like the taste it leaves in my mouth, and it makes me thirsty.
Re: ritual, I don't have a particular ritual with coffee, except that I'm always please if I go to make it in the morning, and see that my husband thoughtfully set it up the night before. Making coffee and simultaneously dealing with 3 cats that want their breakfast is difficult.
Despite my online name, I don't particular care one way or the other about chai, meaning with the spices and/or milk, soy milk, etc.
I do love my green tea though. Once I discovered loose leaf gyokuro green tea, it became my beverage of choice, hot or cold. I'm not a fussy person when it comes to food/beverage choices, but in this case, even though it costs quite a bit (I try to find the best deal online), I wouldn't bother drinking green tea if it wasn't this type.
I do have a ritual making my tea throughout the day, as the water has to be a lower temperature than boiling, it needs to steep for a particular amount of time, etc. You can't just walk away from it. For me, it brings me into the moment, centers me.
After brewed the leaves are all expanded, and I find it very pleasant to put some of it between my cheek and gum, like chewing tobacco.