Hot tea is the ONLY tea! I actually could never stand iced tea, even before I started drinking hot tea. If you want to get into hot tea, try sweetening it with honey first and drinking orange spice tea(it’s not really tea, but it’s a good place to start).
But I think I’ve turned into a bit of a tea snob myself, since I scoff at the idea of drinking teas infused with fruits, spices, or using sweetener. Tea is supposed to be tea, darnit! Not tropical flower petals, mangoes, and peppermint!
But tea is awesome.