Excellent Question! I love black tea. I always put a little milk in my tea. My dad always did it also. My surname is English so maybe it is in the family history? Funny you should ask that. My dad came from a large family. His mom and them always drank tea as kids. When they grew up, everyone else switched to tea except my dad. Dad is where my tea drinking came from. There is just something about tea I love. Also, it makes me feel dad is with me whenever I have a cup. I sometimes drink white teas but it seems I always go back to black tea. My current favorite is Celestial Seasonings Nutcracker Sweet. It is really good. Only need a little milk. it is sweet enough with the vanilla in it.
I've got another tea question for folks - hope this is allowed - since I'm getting really curious based on people's tea stories. So: how do you take your tea - and where are you from?
I'm from Ontario, Canada. (I'm also half Irish, which may mean something to my tea habits - my German half not so much). My usual is hot black or otherwise rich teas with milk and sugar/sweetener. I'm pretty sure most Americans don't usually use milk? You never really see black tea without it in my area. My green, white, herbal, and fruit teas I drink plain though. And I DO now drink iced teas, but that's not particularly common at home. At least not "real" iced tea. . .
Oh, and Canadians, in my area at least, would say either "tea" or "iced tea". Because tea is assumed to be hot, unless it's specifically stated otherwise (I've figured out when travelling down to Florida that I generally need to order by saying "hot tea").