Thank you for the reply's and the ideas. For me tea is only black Indian type leaf as in typoo, English breakfast ect. herbal teas dont have any pleasure for me and wasn't brought up on them.
having recently given up all dairy (not free from it as it is still desired)... but haven't touched any for a few weeks now!) and my lovely Indian black tea just doesn't taste the same without milk :( so just wondered if it was worth the struggle of developing a taste for it black. It seems not.
additions of honey or sugars are not an option.
so now to find a drink of choice! will try out your ideas minus the sweeteners.