I sometimes drink tea with lemon and raw sugar and like it. When I have a sore throat, tea with lemon and honey is wonderful.
I also drink tea prepared in the following ways, depending on my mood: straight tea (no lemon, no sugar, no honey, no mild), tea with sugar (preferably raw sugar), tea with milk and sugar - especially if it's Earl Grey. My favorite tea is English Breakfast, but I also like Darjeeling, Oolong (with Chinese food) and Assam.
I don't like pre-mixtures. They never taste the same as mixing the individual ingredients myself. (This applies to other things besides tea. If I want chips/crisps with sour cream and onions, then I want chips with sour cream and onions, not sour cream and onion-flavored chips)
Amy-MIMI is so right about the deplorable state of "tea culture" - or lack thereof - in the US. In most restaurants, not only do you have to put up with a little metal canister of lukewarm water and a bag of cheap tea, but then you have to guard it so that the waiter or waitress doesn't come by later and automatically pour coffee into your cup. Whenever I travel to Europe I always try to stop in England for a day or two, and I love the fact that ordering tea in a restaurant or cafe is normal. People don't look at you strangely for wanting this unusual beverage. Of course, in the US you usually get black tea in Chinese restaurants and green tea in Japanese restaurants with no fuss.
This summer I was in Kenya and visited a tea farm. Fascinating visit. We had lunch there, and the tea was superb. One of the things I learned was that, except for the flavored teas, the variations in taste come primarily from differences in processing (including place of growth) and preparation (including the water). Three varieties of tea plant are known: Camellia sinensis assamica, Camellia sinensis sinensis, Camellia sinensis parvifolia - but they are all Camellia sinensis. If it isn't made from Camellia sinensis, it isn't tea (though we often refer to infusions as tea because they are prepared in a similar manner). We also had chai tea nearly every afternoon while I was there.
Wonderful thread. Thanks for starting it, ladygrey.