I'm currently located in Düsseldorf, Germany and started drinking tea a bit more seriously about three years ago; at least it seems that's when I first started taking notes.
I can't claim to know a lot of things about tea, but I'm eager to learn more. Reading The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook by ML&RJ Heiss was very informative.
I basically steep all my stuff in 100ml porcelain gaiwans, armed with a water filter, a digital scale, and a thermometer.
I'm on the quest to try as many teas as possible
Let's stay thirsty