On this advice, I've spent the day going through three quarts of plain tea, and I've got to say, unsweetened tea's a lot better than I remember. Mind you, all of my past experiences with unsweetened black tea have been with tea bags, which I've decided is probably the reason I've been so hesitant to go without sugar or milk.
As for the brand, I appreciate the suggestions, but for now my tea budget is pretty limited and Lipton loose leaf is only 8 bucks a pound at Target, so...
I'll eventually give some samplers a shot, though, if I get the spare cash.
I've got to say I'm pretty satisfied with Lipton for now - their loose tea is infinitely better than their tea bags.
Tea sure goes down much easier without the milk and sugar, and it's great to look down into the cup and not feel like I'm drinking watery chocolate milk. lol Thanks for all the suggestions.