I completly weened myself off of sugar in college. I went from drinking 6 ounce cups with 2 sugar packets to nothing sweetening any tea I drank....
it kinda sucked
It was a great idea to ween myself off of sugaring my teas to that extent and that's basically what I did I just gradually stepped it down until I wasn't using anything. I set myself on a schedule like I'll use 1.5 packets for 3 weeks, 1 packet for x weeks, 1/2, 1/4th et cetera. I can really taste the *tea* now. Of course the negative affect of that is I've had to up the quality [and price] of the teas I drink....but I enjoy the tea a lot more now too
Since weening myself off though I discovered a lot of teas do taste better a little sweet....espicially chai and other black teas drank with milk...so I sweeten again. [I'm also not so rigid about what I eat in general] I just use it moderation....a fraction of my old usage.Honey is a great, healthier alternative too...don't get me started about the wonderful world of honey! Everything is good in moderation....including sweetener...and it can enhance not cover up the flavor of tea if used in smaller doses. Once you stop using a lot of sugar in your tea you can drink more too because there go your callories out the window!
....I dunno how to get off putting milkin it...I can't imagine my morning tea without some milk!