im similar to you nidge,
boil the kettle, add a lyons tea bag (or barrys),
add between 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of sugar (generally have the 1 full in the mornings, then less)
mix it all up... take the teabag out, add some milk, not too much, but enough to not be scalding..
as a kid i used to not be interested in tea, as i didnt like the whole process of getting it,
if i was thirsty i had water or a mineral or something, boiling a kettle etc was such a process and took up precious thirsty time just to prepare!!
but when i started work after college, i got into it, as i could take a 5min break getting it, we had an boiler always full of hot water.. so, 5 years later and im hooked..
i have lots of different teas and coffees now, but above is my fav, and rich in tradition where i grew up along the border, and in Dubland now
so, voil a!! !:D